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Toxic Alert in Russia

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The United States is about to pour money into Russian toxic weapons labs. The intention? Converting the labs to peacetime purposes. At least that's the American intention. The Russians may have other ideas. By Hoover fellow Richard Staar.

Vasili Azhaev's Far from Moscow

The Soviet Lit Biz

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman examines one of the darker corners of Soviet history, describing how the Communists "annexed the written word--fiction, nonfiction, plays, essays, short stories, everything--to the party apparat."

WW II recruiting poster calls for the good of the motherland

You Are Strong, You Are Weak, Mother Russia

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

When the Soviet Union collapsed, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary made quick transitions to democracy and free markets. Yet Russia itself failed to do so. Why? Hoover fellow Robert Conquest explains, drawing on eight centuries of Russian history and his own lifetime of study.

Margaret Thatcher

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.

When Business Don't Get No Respect

by Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Now that communism has fallen, why hasn't Eastern Europe embraced capitalism more wholeheartedly? Hoover fellow Tibor R. Machan explains.

The Bear Sharpens Its Claws

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

As a proportion of Russia's overall budget, defense has been shrinking steadily in recent years. Or has it? Hoover fellow Richard F. Staar argues that Russia has actually more than doubled its spending on one aspect of defense, research and development.

Job Woes in Europe? Don't Blame High Tech

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

In the face of high, chronic unemployment, European politicians are blaming high technology for stealing jobs. Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker argues that, instead, they should blame the big governments they built.

Communist Party  election poster

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."


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.