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The Quota Czars

by Jessica Gavoravia Policy Review
Thursday, May 1, 1997

The ACLU forsakes individual rights for racial preferences

Profiles in Citizenship

by John J. Millervia Policy Review
Thursday, May 1, 1997

How Frances Kellor turned immigrants into patriots

Why I Gave Up Marxism

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell began his intellectual career as a disciple of Karl Marx. What changed his mind? Read on. A slice of the essential Sowell.

Totalitarianism and Technology

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Robert Conquest examines the uses to which Lenin and Stalin put the technology of their day-and to which future totalitarians might put the technology of tomorrow.

Portrait of Thomas Sowell

via Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

The author of thirty-one books, Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell is blunt and exacting. An appreciation of a scholar with no time for "navel-gazing and hand-wringing."

The Trouble Started with Honest Abe

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Who was the father of big government? FDR? Not according to Hoover fellow David R. Henderson, who makes a case that the trouble started not with the New Deal but with the Civil War.

The Growing Gap between Rich and Poor

by Kenneth L. Juddvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Hoover fellow Kenneth L. Judd believes that income inequality in the United States has been growing for two decades—and argues that we ain't seen nothin' yet. Why the gap will widen—and what can be done about it.

The Economic Consequences of the Fall of Two Empires

by Lewis H. Gannvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Western Europe recovered from the Third Reich with astonishing speed. Yet Russia and much of Eastern Europe are now engaged in a long, slow struggle to recover from communism. What accounts for the difference? A final essay by the late Hoover fellow Lewis H. Gann.

Why England Developed Healthy Markets-and Spain Didn't

by Douglass C. Northvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Over several centuries, England developed free markets-and a large cast of supporting institutions, including private property and an independent judiciary. During the same period, Spain failed to develop any such institutions, enduring economic stagnation instead. Why? It all started with some kings and queens who were short of funds. Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Douglass C. North explains.

Profiles in Citizenship

by Matthew Spaldingvia Policy Review
Saturday, March 1, 1997

Peter Cooper, a job-training pioneer


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.