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Analysis and Commentary

A Post-Card From Cuba — 20 Years Ago

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Dhaka Tribune
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Six small observations about Cuba in the 90s.
Analysis and Commentary

Good Riddance Fidel

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Monday, November 28, 2016

The last of the Cold War Soviet stooges goes the way of his masters.

Analysis and Commentary

Fidel Castro: A Litmus Test Of American Political Thinking

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro is dead at age 90. In power for more than a half century, his regime ruled the last planned socialist economy. 

Analysis and Commentary

Fidel Castro's Monstrous Behavior

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, November 26, 2016

I learned about flash mobs early on in my life. One of my aunts was particularly religious. She and I end up going to church one Sunday morning probably in late 1961 or early 1962. While the mass is taking place, a mob of anti-Catholic protesters gathers around the church and blocks all exits.


Casey Mulligan On Cuba

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 24, 2016

Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about life in Cuba.

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The Walking Dead

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Continually revived by unprincipled—or ignorant—US politicians, socialism is a zombie idea. 


Larry Diamond Talks About Democracy In Decline Around The Globe On WNYC

interview with Larry Diamondvia WYNC
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about how the the early years of the 21st century might be viewed historically as the beginning of the decline of democracy itself. Through his research, Diamond has found that 27 countries experienced a breakdown in democracy between 2000 and 2015, while authoritarian governments have become increasingly emboldened and locked down. Democracy, Diamond notes, seems to have lost its appeal.


Kori Schake On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Kori Schakevia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses her Defining Ideas article "Dispatch From Havana."

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Dispatch From Havana

by Kori Schakevia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Obama’s realignment with Cuba marked a high point in his presidency, but the future looks bleak for our southern neighbor. 

Analysis and Commentary

Forced Labor In Venezuela

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Well, Venezuela's government has now taken the next step--to forced labor.