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Dictators Dance, by Dutch artist Louis Raemaekers

As the Clever Hopes Expired

by Nicholas Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Shattered Peace, a new Hoover exhibit, focuses on the outbreak of World War II seventy years ago. By Nicholas Siekierski.

Building the First White House, by N. C. Wyeth.

The Case of the Missing White House

by Christine B. Podmaniczkyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

N. C. Wyeth was one of the most famous illustrators of his day. So why can’t anyone—including the White House itself—locate the Wyeth painting on the cover of this issue of the Hoover Digest? By Christine B. Podmaniczky.

cartoon depicting the Soviet military budget as a shell game

A No-Longer-Useful Lie

by Mark Harrisonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

In its waning years, Gorbachev’s Kremlin resolved to come clean about an old and jealously guarded secret. By Mark Harrison.

Boleslaw Boreysza

Remembering "Bill" Boreysza

by Maciej Siekierskivia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Warrior, Polish patriot—and remarkable Hoover librarian. An appreciation by Maciej Siekierski.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Patriot, Poet, and Prophet

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a man whose flaws and virtues alike were heroic, was a true Russian. By Robert Conquest.

Progressive Dreams

by Sam Munsonvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sam Munson on When the White House Was Ours by Porter Shreve

The European Left And Ours

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bernard-Henri Lévy, on point and off

Harvey Mansfield

On Religion and Rational Control

by Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Defining Ideas
Monday, November 3, 2008

Rational control has replaced individual virtue, which is subject to vagaries and may not be active or awake.

Who’s in charge, Vladimir Putin or Dmitry Medvedev? By Paul Gregory

Moscow’s Leading Question

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Who’s in charge, Vladimir Putin or Dmitry Medvedev? There is no simple answer. By Paul R. Gregory.

A Tale of Two Generations

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Timothy Garton Ash compares the Europeans who came of age in 1968 with those whose barricades fell during the velvet revolutions of 1989.

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