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NATO: Its Past, Present, and Future

by Peter J. Duignanvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, October 16, 2000

NATO: Its Past, Present, and Future tells the complete story of the most successful peacetime venture in Western cooperation, from the historic alliance's shaky beginnings to its cold war triumphs, failures and successes, as well as its recent enlargement and its controversial involvement in the Yugoslav imbroglio.

We Could Have Lost the War

by Woody Westvia Policy Review
Sunday, October 1, 2000

Woody West on A War to be Won: Fighting the Second World War by Williamson Murray and Allan R. Millett

African Atrocities and the "Rest of the World"

by Mark Bowdenvia Policy Review
Thursday, June 1, 2000

Resisting the temptation to dehumanize tragedy


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.

Hero and Oddball

by Chris Caldwellvia Policy Review
Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Christopher Caldwell on A Quiet American: The Secret War of Varian Fry by Andy Marino

When the AK-47s Fall Silent: Revolutionaries, Guerrillas, and the Dangers of Peace

by Timothy Charles Brownvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

The majority of Latin American revolutionaries and guerrillas have now laid down their weapons and opted to participate in that region's democratic processes. What brought about this transformation? When the AK-47s Fall Silent brings together for the first time many of these former Latin revolutionaries from both sides of the conflicts—who tell their own stories, in their own words.

The Systemization of Everything

by Woody Westvia Policy Review
Friday, October 1, 1999

Woody West on The First World War by John Keegan and Over There: The United States in the Great War, 1917-18 by Byron Farwell

Treasures from the Archives

by Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Hoover Institution associate director Richard Sousa on a document that looks innocuous—but changed the world.

The Myth of Democratic Pacifism

by Thomas Schwartz, Kiron K. Skinnervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 1999

Academics and pundits routinely assert that democracies do not wage wars against other democracies. If only it were so. By Thomas Schwartz and Hoover fellow Kiron Skinner.


The Business of Commerce: Examining an Honorable Profession

by James E. Chesher, Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, March 1, 1999

Chesher and Machan explore the cultural, philosophical, and theological sources of the bad reputation suffered by business in Western culture. They sample prominent opinion, from Plato to Galbraith, in an examination of the fundamental dichotomies of a society that seeks prosperity, yet disdains the processes by which prosperity is achieved.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.