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The New Wealth of Nations

by Guy Sormanvia Hoover Institution Press
Sunday, April 1, 1990

The title of Guy Sorman's book pays homage to the great European economist Adam Smith and his book The Wealth of Nations. Smith was a moralist preoccuppied with the notion of social justice and a realist who believed in an unfettered free market. Sorman's study reiterates that the free market is the universal principle of development, that the free market works.

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In the Shadow of Giants: The Major Powers and the Security of Southeast Asia

by James A. Gregorvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, September 1, 1989

The author illustrates that an increased Soviet military presence should weaken U.S. security associations in East Asia by threatening the integrity of the sea-lanes that supply Northeast Asia with necessary raw materials and possibly lead to the eventual domination of the West Pacific by the Soviet Union.

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Power, Competition and the State: Vol 1: Britain in Search of Balance, 1940–61

by Keith Middlemasvia Hoover Institution Press
Sunday, March 1, 1987

A study of how World War II British politicians planned a postwar settlement to remedy inadequacies from the interwar years; how that settlement was implemented in conditions different from what they had imagined; and why it became so criticized that the Macmillan government tried to recreate it.

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The Essence of Stigler

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, October 1, 1986

The twenty-four essays that appear in this volume exemplify the scholarly brilliance and intellectual curiosity that has marked the world of Nobel laureate George J. Stigler, who has been acknowledged as one of the foremost architects of twentieth-century economic thought.

Last Empire: Nationality and the Soviet Future

by Robert Conquestvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Wednesday, January 1, 1986

In these sixteen essays distinguished scholars and thinkers examine the various manifestations of the minority problem in the USSR.

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Great Depression, 1929–1938: Lessons for the 1980s

via Hoover Institution Press
Friday, September 7, 1984

Economists as diverse in approach as Lord Keynes and Milton Friedman have analyzed the causes of the Great Depression, and their answers have ranged from underconsumption to failings in monetary policy. 

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The Essence of Hayek

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, August 1, 1984

The twenty-one essays in this book provide an overview of the contributions of Nobel laureate and Hoover Institution honorary fellow Friedrich A. von Hayek to the fields of economics, political theory, history, and philosophy.

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The Doomsday Myth: 10,000 Years

by Charles Maurice, Charles W. Smithsonvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, June 1, 1984

In The Doomsday Myth, Charles Maurice and Charles Smithson show that although doom merchants have been predicting imminent collapse from resource shortages as long as civilization has existed, no nation has ever fallen because of the depletion of a resource. They also show that government intervention has not been the solution to these crises. Instead, freely functioning markets with individuals acting in their own self-interest have eliminated shortages, and averted doomsday. The free market theme is the same one used by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations in 1776, but the need to restate it for new generations is urgent. The authors concluded that a resource-based doomsday will arrive only if we suspend the functioning of free markets.

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The United States in the 1980s

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, July 1, 1980

A review and analysis of major domestic and international issues that faced the United States in the 1980s.

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Lenin's Legacy: The Story of the CPSU

by Robert Wessonvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, March 1, 1978

This is the third book in a Hoover Institution series on the histories of the sixteen ruling communist parties from their organization to the present time.

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