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Václav Klaus

A Nation Transformed

by Václav Klausvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Czech Republic made arguably the most successful transition to democracy and free markets in Eastern Europe. How? By managing “the gap between expectations and reality.” By former prime minister Václav Klaus.

One World, One Bank

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

In an increasingly integrated global economy, the International Monetary Fund has become desperately obsolete. Hoover fellow and former U.S. secretary of state George P. Shultz makes the case for merging it with the World Bank.

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The High Cost of Castro

by Peter Brimelowvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

How much have Fidel Castro’s economic policies cost the people of Cuba? Hoover media fellow Peter Brimelow reviews the numbers. It might be time to offer the world’s worst manager a golden handshake to retire to Spain.

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Building a Democratic Africa

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

In Africa, in any given year, twenty civil wars are being fought. The first step toward peace and stability? Establishing the rule of law. Hoover fellow Larry Diamond explains how.

NATO Expansion? It’s Just Welfare for Europe

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

Hoover fellow Melvyn Krauss argues that Americans have every right to be wary of the proposed NATO expansion. Under the NATO collective security arrangement, Americans do the securing, Europeans the collecting. Right back at you, Peter Duignan (see above).

The More NATO, the Better

by Peter J. Duignanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The Senate has now approved the Clinton administration’s proposal to expand NATO to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Arguing that NATO has kept the peace for fifty years, Hoover fellow Peter Duignan votes a resounding aye. Take that, Mel Krauss (see below).

Fixing Russia's Banks:A Proposal for Growth

Fixing Russia's Banks: A Proposal for Growth

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, July 6, 1998

Failing to fix Russia's banks risks further economic stagnation or decline and financial catastrophe.

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.

Il Papa and El Jefe

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

In one of the more astonishing encounters of the post–Cold War era, the unrepentantly communist Fidel Castro invited the immovably anticommunist John Paul II to Cuba. Did the pope's visit have any effect? Hoover fellow William Ratliff offers an assessment.

Evita Calendar

The Man Who Made Evita Famous

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 30, 1998

While his wife sang "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" (well, at least she sang it in the movie), Juan Perón ran the country, becoming one of the most important figures in the history of Latin America. Where is the best collection of materials on Perón? (Hint: It's not Buenos Aires.) Hoover fellow William Ratliff, the curator of the Americas Collection, provides a tour of one of Hoover's most fascinating holdings.


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