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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.

NATO's Next Mission

by William J. Perry, Warren Christophervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

NATO achieved its first mission—preventing attack from the communist East. Now it must take up its larger mission—ensuring a stable and secure demo-cratic Europe. By Hoover fellow and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and former Secretary of State Warren Christopher.

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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.

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.

Russia's Ominous Void

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

After more than six decades as a one-party state, Russia today has in effect become . . . a one-party state. Hoover fellow Michael A. McFaul explains why the Yeltsin government lacks an opposition--and why the lack is so dangerous.

We Won. Now What?

by Dennis L. Barkvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

With the Cold War over and done, the Atlantic alliance has given birth to a new world of peace and prosperity. Yet the Europeans suddenly think ill of us, while we hardly think of them at all. Hoover fellow Dennis L. Bark presents a portrait of postpartum blues.

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