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Gingrich Lost and Found

by Tod Lindbergvia Policy Review
Thursday, April 1, 1999

His “Revolution” and his legacy

How Black Leaders Are Leading Black Americans Astray

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Black leaders are less interested in leading black Americans than in “extracting what they can from white people.” An essay by Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell.

Still the Father of His Country

by Seymour Martin Lipsetvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Although we tend to think of him as a stiff, remote, and inaccessible figure, George Washington is nevertheless “the most important figure in American history.” By Hoover fellow Seymour Martin Lipset.

Treasures from the Archives

by John Raisianvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

The Hoover Institution Archives contains more than fifty million items. Herewith Hoover Institution director John Raisian on one of his favorites.

Richard Nixon, LBJ, and the Invasion of Czechoslovakia

by Richard V. Allenvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Three decades ago, the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia—and Lyndon Johnson placed a telephone call to Richard Nixon. By Hoover fellow Richard V. Allen.

How Private Property Saved the Pilgrims

by Tom Bethellvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

When the Pilgrims landed in 1620, they established a system of communal property. Within three years they had scrapped it, instituting private property instead. Hoover media fellow Tom Bethell tells the story.

A Tale of Two Nations

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Not long ago, Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker visited two former Soviet states. Georgia, where free market reforms have been instituted, is doing very well. Uzbekistan is another story.

The Loneliness of the “Black Conservative”

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Shelby Steele on the price of his convictions.

Two Eras

by Charles G. Palmvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

The Hoover Archives has recently acquired important new materials that document both the history of communism and the difficult transitions to democracy that took place in Russia, Latin America, and elsewhere once the Cold War was finally over. Hoover deputy director Charles Palm reports.

A Fierce, Freedom-Loving Man

by Elena Danielsonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, January 30, 1999

A founder of the Communist Party of the United States, Jay Lovestone broke with the Soviets—he opposed Stalin to his face—then broke with Marxism itself. Joining the American labor movement, working closely with the CIA, he fought communism for the rest of his life. Hoover archivist Elena Danielson describes Lovestone and his papers.


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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.