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Thatcherism after Thatcher

by Peter Lilleyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

A decade has passed since Thatcher and Reagan stepped down. With the Labour Party in power in Britain and a Democrat in the White House, the deputy leader of the British Conservative Party describes what conservatives must do to return to political—and moral—leadership. By the Right Honorable Peter Lilley, MP.

Guilty as Charged

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman surveys recently declassified Soviet documents. What Hiss and the Rosenbergs didn’t want you to know.

What the European Central Bank Needs to Do

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

As the European Central Bank begins making decisions, Hoover fellow John B. Taylor asserts, “a clear guideline, or policy rule, would go a long way toward . . . increasing economic stability throughout the globe.” Taylor modestly suggests . . . the Taylor Rule.

Treasures from the Archives

by John Raisianvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

The Hoover Institution Archives contains more than fifty million items. Herewith Hoover Institution director John Raisian on one of his favorites.

Richard Nixon, LBJ, and the Invasion of Czechoslovakia

by Richard V. Allenvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Three decades ago, the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia—and Lyndon Johnson placed a telephone call to Richard Nixon. By Hoover fellow Richard V. Allen.

Britain’s Final Choice

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

With polls showing that the British public still harbors reservations about membership in the European Union, Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman makes a suggestion. Why doesn’t Britain simply drop out of the European Union, joining the North American Free Trade Agreement instead?

A Tale of Two Nations

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Not long ago, Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker visited two former Soviet states. Georgia, where free market reforms have been instituted, is doing very well. Uzbekistan is another story.

How Russia Blundered into Chechnya

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

When the Russians invaded the tiny province of Chechnya in 1994, they expected to achieve a swift victory. Instead they found themselves fought to a bloody stalemate. Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop on the way ignorance and arrogance led to a tragic miscalculation.

Why We Must Act

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

With Russia once again on the brink of collapse, the United States must do all it can to prop the country up. Hoover fellow Michael McFaul explains why.

Two Eras

by Charles G. Palmvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

The Hoover Archives has recently acquired important new materials that document both the history of communism and the difficult transitions to democracy that took place in Russia, Latin America, and elsewhere once the Cold War was finally over. Hoover deputy director Charles Palm reports.