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Who Trained the Terrorists?

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Looking for clues in the aftermath of the deadly attacks. By Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman.

Why Orwell Matters

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

The world of Nineteen Eighty-Four may have ended in 1989, the year the Berlin Wall came down, but George Orwell’s writing remains as relevant today as ever. Hoover Fellow Timothy Garton Ash explains why.

Voices of Hope: The Story of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

by Cissie Dore Hillvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Stabbings, bombings, umbrellas armed with poison pellets—the media called it a Cold War, but in the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty complex in Munich, the war could get downright hot. By Cissie Dore Hill.

Should We Send in the Marines—or the Cops?

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

In the post–Cold War era the line between national security and law enforcement has become increasingly blurred. Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz explains why this is a problem.

An Uncommon Soldier

by Keith Eilervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

A reflection on the remarkable career of General Albert Coady Wedemeyer, "one of America’s most distinguished soldiers and patriots." By Hoover fellow Keith E. Eiler.

The Man Who Saved Orwell

by David Jacobsvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Harry Milton served with George Orwell in the Spanish Civil War. His papers recall the trauma of opposing Franco’s forces on the battlefield—and of fleeing Stalin’s forces in revolutionary Barcelona. By David Jacobs.

The Man Who Planned the Victory

by Keith Eilervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

A special full-length online version of Keith E. Eiler's interview with A.C. Wedemeyer.

THE GHOST OF COMMUNISM PAST: Reform in Russia and China

with Michael McFaul, Coit Blacker, Orville Schellvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 23, 2001

After two decades of reform, Stalin and Mao wouldn't recognize Russia and China today. But each state has taken a different path away from their communist past. Russia has emphasized democratic reforms while enduring economic instability. China has promoted economic growth based on market reforms, while maintaining tight control over politics. Which path will prove to be more successful, Russia's or China's?

A TALE OF TWO DECADES: The Eighties vs. the Nineties

with Haynes Johnson, P.J. O'Rourkevia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 23, 2001

We look back at America during the last two decades of the twentieth century. Each decade was dominated by a two-term President and marked by long economic booms. Do these parallels suggest that 1990s were merely a continuation of the 1980s? Or does each decade have a unique place in American history?

The United States and Russia

by James M. Goldgeiervia Policy Review
Monday, October 1, 2001

Keeping expectations realistic

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