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Václav Klaus

A Nation Transformed

by Václav Klausvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Czech Republic made arguably the most successful transition to democracy and free markets in Eastern Europe. How? By managing “the gap between expectations and reality.” By former prime minister Václav Klaus.

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Documents from the Terror

by Gordon M. Hahnvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

From 1936 to 1938, Stalin conducted a campaign of terror against his own citizens. Documents now in the possession of the Hoover Institution Archives provide grisly details. By Gordon M. Hahn.

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Asia May Be Shaken, but It’s No House of Cards

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

A swarm of revisionists is busy explaining what the Asian Tigers did wrong. Nobel laureate and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker points out what the Tigers did right.

The More NATO, the Better

by Peter J. Duignanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The Senate has now approved the Clinton administration’s proposal to expand NATO to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Arguing that NATO has kept the peace for fifty years, Hoover fellow Peter Duignan votes a resounding aye. Take that, Mel Krauss (see below).

Between Iraq and a Hard Place

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

Saddam Hussein still appears determined to develop chemical weapons. Should Israel consider a preemptive strike? Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman considers the options.

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California, High and Dry

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

With California on the verge of a major water shortage, bureaucrats are proposing wildly expensive and inefficient responses. Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson wonders why they haven’t considered the simplest solution of all—letting the market work.

Five Things We Know for Sure

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

Malthus versus Ricardo, Friedman versus Keynes—for more than 150 years the study of economic growth has been a field of battle. Hoover fellow John B. Taylor argues that the smoke has finally begun to clear.

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Why Aid to Israel Hurts . . . Israelis

by Alvin Rabushkavia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The United States gives Israel roughly $4 billion a year. How is it used? “To bail out or prop up every money-losing socialist institution in the country.” By Hoover fellow Alvin Rabushka.

What Went Wrong?

by William McGurnvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The countries that have suffered the most in the Asian financial meltdown are those that engaged most heavily in state planning. Hoover media fellow William McGurn explains.

The Next Threat

by Peter Schweizervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, July 30, 1998

The Pentagon recently announced that it will begin inoculating troops against anthrax. Hoover media fellow Peter Schweizer says the decision came just in time.