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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.

Why England Developed Healthy Markets-and Spain Didn't

by Douglass C. Northvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Over several centuries, England developed free markets-and a large cast of supporting institutions, including private property and an independent judiciary. During the same period, Spain failed to develop any such institutions, enduring economic stagnation instead. Why? It all started with some kings and queens who were short of funds. Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Douglass C. North explains.

Totalitarianism and Technology

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Robert Conquest examines the uses to which Lenin and Stalin put the technology of their day-and to which future totalitarians might put the technology of tomorrow.

How the Mob Rules Russia

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

Responsible sources estimate that two-fifths of the Russian economy is already in the hands of organized crime. Hoover fellow Richard F. Staar explains how the mob runs entire regions of the biggest country on earth-and exerts influence in the Kremlin itself.

The Economic Consequences of the Fall of Two Empires

by Lewis H. Gannvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Western Europe recovered from the Third Reich with astonishing speed. Yet Russia and much of Eastern Europe are now engaged in a long, slow struggle to recover from communism. What accounts for the difference? A final essay by the late Hoover fellow Lewis H. Gann.

What Crisis?

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

With Boris Yeltsin suffering from a bad heart, powerful figures are already plotting to succeed him. Should the West brace itself for a crisis? Relax, says Hoover fellow and Stanford political scientist Michael A. McFaul.

Stalin: The Revised Edition

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

A recent book entitled Life and Terror in Stalin's Russia argues that "Stalin was not guilty of mass first-degree murder from 1934 to 1941." Hoover fellow Robert Conquest examines this argument, engaging in a serene demolition.

The End of Two Evil Empires

by Lewis H. Gannvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 30, 1997

Fifty-five years ago, Germany and Japan were waging war to establish world empires. Fifty years ago, they were beginning to dig themselves out from under the rubble. Hoover fellow Lewis H. Gann explains the collapse of the Third Reich and the Empire of the Sun.

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