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The Big Cats

by Henry S. Rowenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

After the Second World War, the nations of East Asia were all poor--in economic terms, mere mewing cats. Hoover fellow Henry S. Rowen explains just how they turned into roaring tigers.

Map of China and Hong Kong

Promises, Promises

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Before taking over Hong Kong on July 1, mainland China promised to permit Hong Kong a wide degree of autonomy.Will China keep its promises? Hoover fellow Alvin Rabushka says no—and argues that it has already begun breaking them.

Where the Press Will Still Be Free

by Edward Neilanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Now that Hong Kong has reverted to the control of mainland China, Hoover media fellow Edward Neilan believes, Western correspondents will begin leaving Hong Kong to base themselves instead in Taiwan. A report from Taipei.

What Kind of "Democracy" Is This?

by Alexander Solzhenitsynvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

Russia--destitute, dazed, crime-ridden--has even now failed to achieve true democracy. An essay by Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover honorary fellow Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Nine Traits That Make Americans American

by Alex Inkelesvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

De Tocqueville and other observers marveled at the traits that made Americans different from other peoples. Hoover fellow Alex Inkeles brings the techniques of modern sociology to bear on nine traits that still set us apart.

For The Record

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 1997

No one foresaw the fall of the Soviet Union, right? Wrong. Excerpts from some two decades of Hoover fellow Robert Conquest's own writing amount to an essay in prescience.

Modern Tomes

via Policy Review
Tuesday, July 1, 1997

The best conservative writing of the last 20 years.

Reagan Betrayed

by Elliott Abramsvia Policy Review
Tuesday, July 1, 1997

Are conservatives fumbling his legacy?

Laboratories of Democracy

by Bernadette Malonevia Policy Review
Tuesday, July 1, 1997

Bernadette Malone on neglected conservative gains


by Adam Meyersonvia Policy Review
Tuesday, July 1, 1997

Adam Meyerson on conservatism's leadership crisis


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.