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The Collapse of Communism

via Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, January 1, 1999

Experts continue to debate one of the most important political questions of the twentieth century—why did Communism collapse so suddenly? These essays suggest that a wide range of forces—political, economic, strategic, religious, add the indispensable role of the principled statesman and the brave dissident—brought about the collapse of communism.

The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture

by Charles Kingvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, January 1, 1999

A study in the politics and culture of the Moldovans. The first English-language book to present a complete picture of this intriguing East European borderland, The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture, illuminates the perennial problems of identity politics and cultural change that the country has endured.

Russia Needs Reform, Not Higher Taxes

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Mismanagement plunged Russia into the present economic abyss. Hoover fellow Michael McFaul explains what the country must do to climb out.

A Euroskeptic Speaks Out

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

The euro is coming—and with it more centralized power for the bureaucrats in Brussels. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker wishes it weren’t so.

The Islamic Threat

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

The war between Russia and Chechnya has been over for more than a year, but the trouble is far from ended. Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop describes the continuing Islamic threat to Russia’s southern flank.

An Autopsy of the Soviet Economy

by Gordon M. Hahnvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Soviet documents now in the Hoover Archives reveal seventy years of economic bungling. By Gordon M. Hahn.

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Stop the Bailout

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 30, 1998

Teetering on the verge of collapse, the Russian banking system is threatening to bring the entire Russian economy down with it. Hoover fellows Michael S. Bernstam and Alvin Rabushka argue that Russia’s banks need to be reformed, not bailed out.

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A Nation Transformed

by Václav Klausvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Czech Republic made arguably the most successful transition to democracy and free markets in Eastern Europe. How? By managing “the gap between expectations and reality.” By former prime minister Václav Klaus.

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Documents from the Terror

by Gordon M. Hahnvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

From 1936 to 1938, Stalin conducted a campaign of terror against his own citizens. Documents now in the possession of the Hoover Institution Archives provide grisly details. By Gordon M. Hahn.

Triple Threat

by William J. Perry, George P. Shultz, Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

Hoover fellows William J. Perry and George P. Shultz—the former secretaries of defense and state—recently spent a morning talking with Hoover fellow Peter Robinson. Asked about three security concerns—Russia, China, and terrorism—the former secretaries were reassuring, but only on two out of three.

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