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A Dime’s Worth of Difference?

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 30, 2000

Despite all the overheated election-year rhetoric, less separates our two main political parties than is often supposed. By Hoover fellow Gerald A. Dorfman.


CNN's Cold War Documentary: Issues and Controversy

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, April 7, 2000

This collection of essays provides perspective on The Cold War, the CNN-produced 24-part television series and accompanying book, and presents material on both sides of the debate: Is the CNN series an accurate depiction or revisionist history? CNN's Cold War Documentary presents material on both sides of the debate to answer this question.

The GOP's Two Brands

by David Winstonvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Congress v. the governors

What Revolution?

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

Thirty-five years after the presidential candidacy of Barry Goldwater, Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell examines the proposition that America has become more conservative. His findings may surprise you.

How Not to Reform Campaign Finance

by James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2000

How should we reform the way America finances its political campaigns? Hoover fellow James C. Miller III explains what not to do.

The Cold War over CNN’s Cold War

by Richard Pipes, Robert Conquest, John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Earlier this year, CNN broadcast a twenty-four-hour television documentary on the Cold War, supplementing the documentary by publishing a companion book. The series created a furor. Critics charged that the series was inaccurate and—to use a phrase from the Cold War itself—soft on communism.

Herewith a debate among three historians. Richard Pipes explains what the television documentary got wrong. Hoover fellow Robert Conquest takes apart the companion book. Then John Lewis Gaddis, who served as an adviser to CNN, explains what CNN got right.

The Quadrennial Fear of Ideas

by Daniel Cassevia Policy Review
Sunday, August 1, 1999

Policy and presidential Campaigns

Why the Republican Congress Hasn’t Cut Your Taxes

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Republicans control both houses of Congress—yet taxes as a percentage of GDP remain at an all-time high. How can this be? Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell explains.


Monopoly Politics

by James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 19, 1999

Miller shows that, as in commercial markets, victims of monopoly power in politics pay higher prices and get less in return. He details how political markets resist being organized competitively and thus not performing as well as commercial markets, and explains how this lack of competition is caused by political incumbents rigging political markets to protect themselves.

Republicans Lose the Edge

What Voters Want

by David Winstonvia Policy Review
Tuesday, June 1, 1999

The politics of personal connection