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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.

Fixing Russia's Banks:A Proposal for Growth

Fixing Russia's Banks: A Proposal for Growth

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 6, 1998

Failing to fix Russia's banks risks further economic stagnation or decline and financial catastrophe.

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The Unknown Opposition to Soviet Rule

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

New documents prove that, even after Stalin's purges, famines, and show trials, the internal opposition to Soviet rule never ended. By Archivist Gordon M. Hahn.

A Tale of Two Generations

by Dennis L. Barkvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Despite almost half a century of peace, prosperity, and democracy—and despite the reunification of Germany itself—older Germans are gloomy about the nation's future. Younger Germans aren't. By Hoover fellow Dennis L. Bark.

Soviet premier Vyacheslav Molotov and Uzbek party leaders

Inside Stalin's Darkroom

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Hoover fellow Robert Conquest reviews a new book, The Commissar Vanishes, that documents Soviet doctoring of photographs, paintings, and even sculpture. How the Communists cropped history.

The Myth of a Russian Dictatorship

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

Western analysts portray the Russian government as a virtual dictatorship. Hoover fellow Michael A. McFaul dissents. It would be an odd dictatorship, he argues, that found itself thwarted by a legislature or pushed around by a free press.