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The Election of ´96

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

The good news about last year's presidential election in Russia is that communism was defeated forever. The bad news is what won. Hoover fellow Michael A. McFaul examines the present state of Russian democracy.

The Marshall Plan

by Peter J. Duignan, Lewis H. Gannvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

An essay by Hoover fellows Peter Duignan and the late Lewis H. Gann on the fiftieth anniversary of "the greatest voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another."

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No Regrets

by Margaret Thatchervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Hoover honorary fellow Margaret Thatcher wonders whether she did the right thing when she signed the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, under the terms of which Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule. She doesn't wonder long.


Reflections on Europe

via Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, September 30, 1997

These reflections on interrelated issues of concern to Europe and America by five distinguished authors from England, France, Germany, and the United States address complex questions in a post—cold war world.

For The Record

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

No one foresaw the fall of the Soviet Union, right? Wrong. Excerpts from some two decades of Hoover fellow Robert Conquest's own writing amount to an essay in prescience.

What Kind of "Democracy" Is This?

by Alexander Solzhenitsynvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Russia--destitute, dazed, crime-ridden--has even now failed to achieve true democracy. An essay by Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover honorary fellow Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Russia and the Islamic States of the Mideast

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

In its dealings with the Mideast, Russia has dusted off a few of the old Soviet foreign policy tools, including arms shipments and outrageous anti-American propaganda. An analysis by Hoover fellow Richard F. Staar.

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The Sun Finally Sets On a British Empire

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Last spring, despite a robust British economy, the Conservative Party dynasty that had ruled Britain for eighteen years found itself tossed out of office. Hoover fellow Gerald A. Dorfman explains how Mrs. Thatcher's party suffered a crushing defeat--but how Mrs. Thatcher herself still won.

Aleksandr Lebed the Great

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Former General Aleksandr Lebed is convinced that the United States wants to take over Europe, that the old USSR must be put back together, and that he himself is a man of destiny, right up there with Peter the Great. Ready for the scary part? By Russian standards, he's sane. A portrait by Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop.

Tomb with a View

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Russia can never truly embrace democracy and free markets without repudiating its communist past-and it can never repudiate its communist past while a certain corpse remains on display. Why Russia should bury Lenin and all his works. By Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman.