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Eyewitness to a Cataclysm

by Terence Emmons, Bertrand M. Patenaude, Elena Danielsonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Frank Golder--professor of Russian history and the first curator of the Hoover War Collection--founded the extraordinary Slavic collection now housed in the Hoover archives. Golder visited Russia repeatedly during the first three decades of the century, witnessing Russia's entry into the Great War, the Revolution, the early workings of Lenin's government, and the changes in Soviet society after Lenin's death. Herewith excerpts from Golder's historic diary and letters, selected by Acting Archivist Elena S. Danielson.

Is Democracy Good for Growth?

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

It sounds nice to try to install democracy in places like Haiti and Somalia, but does it make any sense? Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro has his doubts.

The Case for Colorblind Justice

by Terry Eastlandvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Affirmative action was supposed to be a temporary measure limited to blacks. It was soon made permanent and extended to Hispanics, women, and others. Editor in Chief of Forbes MediaCritic magazine and former Hoover media fellow Terry Eastland argues for ending affirmative action once and for all.

A comprehensive listing

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

A comprehensive listing of recent writings of Hoover fellows and publications from the Hoover Press.

The Squabble over the Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Why did so many economists back the hike in the minimum wage earlier this year? In part because of a study based on lousy data. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson explains.

Fujimori Speaks

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori almost never grants interviews to Americans. For Hoover fellow William Ratliff, he made an exception. How one man is attempting a revolution--and how his critics are responding.

Risk and Return

by Paul M. Romervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Economic growth does more than raise living standards; it calls forth the best in the human spirit. A meditation (including a good economist joke) by Hoover fellow Paul M. Romer.

The NonThreat of North Korea

via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

North Korea represents one of the last Stalinist nations on earth--a powerful military, a poor populace, and rulers who can appear deranged. Will North Korea attack South Korea, as it did in 1950? Relax, says Hoover fellow Robert J. Myers.

A Muddle Wrapped in a Mystery

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Hoover fellow Robert Conquest examines the prospects for peace and prosperity in Russia. His conclusion? "Cross your fingers."

An Outside-the-Box Economist

by Claire Menckevia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, April 30, 1996

Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker has spent a career applying the discipline of economics to noneconomic problems, such as drug addiction and family formation. A glimpse of one of the profession's most intriguing thinkers. By Claire Mencke.

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