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Moscow's Secret Gold

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

In 1992, Boris Yeltsin outlawed the Communist Party, declaring it a criminal organization. Party leaders challenged Yeltsin in court. Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman has been examining the documents in this historic case.

About Herbert Hoover and the Hoover Institution

by John Raisianvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

The Hoover Digest was conceived as a new and important vehicle to reach out to an informed public interested in knowledge and ideas about public policy. To set the stage and to describe the roots and purpose of the Hoover Institution, Director John Raisian offers background for the thinking and writings that will appear in this and future volumes.

History and Culture

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell offers a brilliant meditation on the grand theme of his new book, Migrations and Culture, and indeed of much of his life's work, history as "an anchor in reality."

Operation Osoaviakhim

by Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

In The Russians in Germany, Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark has written a definitive account of the Soviet occupation of eastern Germany (later the German Democratic Republic, or East Germany) in the years immediately after World War II. All the Allies engaged in a postwar scramble for German scientists and technology, Naimark argues, but the Soviets, particularly dependent on acquiring German know-how, ordered German scientists rounded up and shipped to the Soviet Union. Here Naimark describes one such Soviet exercise.

Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

by James Bond Stockdalevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 1996

Congressional Medal of Honor winner and Hoover fellow James Bond Stockdale reflects on the highest ideals of the ancient Greeks and the unlikely way in which he encountered those ideals--during his seven years of confinement and torture in a North Vietnamese prison.

Original Thomas, Conventional Souter

by John O. McGinnisvia Policy Review
Friday, September 1, 1995

What kind of justices should the next president pick?

We the Slave Owners

by Dinesh D’Souzavia Policy Review
Friday, September 1, 1995

In Jefferson's America, were some men not created equal?

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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.