Economist and Hoover honorary fellow Friedrich Hayek spent seven decades extolling the supremacy of capitalism over socialism. For most of those decades, Hayek was a voice in the wilderness. Yet as John Cassidy argues, by the end of his life Hayek was vindicated to such an extent that "it is hardly an exaggeration to refer to the twentieth century as the Hayek century."
The twenty-one essays in this book provide an overview of the contributions of Nobel laureate and Hoover Institution honorary fellow Friedrich A. von Hayek to the fields of economics, political theory, history, and philosophy.
William F. Buckley Jr. reflects on Friedrich Hayek’s invaluable contributions to the fight against socialism—a fight that was still very much under way when Buckley delivered these remarks a quarter of a century ago.
Hoover fellow Russell Roberts is using rap music to make the dismal science far less dismal. By Charles Lindsey.
The after shocks of the earthquake we call the Great War are still being felt today, in the 21st century...
As one of the world’s foremost historians of Soviet communism, Hoover fellow Robert Conquest knows all about the dangers of government centralization. After the publication of his latest book, Reflections on a Ravaged Century, he sat down with Karl Zinsmeister to discuss the dangerous impulse toward centralization, which, Conquest reminds us, is still alive and well.
Hoover Library and Archives reception celebrates the opening of a new exhibit: A Century of Change: China 1911–2011
Richard Sousa, director of the library and archives, gave the welcoming remarks on April 27, 2011, at the reception for the archives exhibit A Century of Change: China 1911–2011. Opened on April 12, 2011, the exhibit, which has so far been the most popular and successful in the history of Hoover exhibits, commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the 1911 revolution and the founding of the Chinese republic.
Intellectuals - and particularly academics - have been accused by one of their own of making the world a worse and more dangerous place in the 20th century. . . .
Published on the eve of the 20th century, H. G. Wells’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ (1898) is much more than just a seminal work of science fiction...
Hoover Institution fellow Nial Ferguson discusses the rise of an anti-liberal order globally and whether the core tenants and ideals of liberal democracy, which dominated western politics for the latter half of the 20th century, can survive the 21st century.
In the debate regarding how the relationship between the Old West, Europe, and the New West, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, will be in the 21st century, many observers seem to take for granted that much of Europe will fall to Islam, and that native Europeans will flee and resettle in the New West...
Bertram D. Wolfe (1896–1977) was one of the foremost American authorities on Soviet history and politics. Several generations of students in dozens of countries have acquired their first understanding of the events and personalities that shaped modern Russia from Wolfe's landmark study, Three Who Made a Revolution.
Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal reports from the front lines of the protests.
In Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives, Gregory highlights the tragedy among women during one of the most egregious dictatorships of the twentieth century
Hoover Institution Press released Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, a profound work that relied heavily on material in the Hoover Archives.
As unrest threatens to fell dictatorial regimes in the Middle East, it is appropriate to consider history’s lessons. The collapse of the Soviet Union and its Eastern European empire offers a look at how some thirty countries, many newly created, have made the transition from dictatorship to democracy.
The Russian Revolution, a vast and bloody experiment, began a hundred years ago. Hoover fellow Norman M. Naimark insists there are lessons we still need to take from such “forced Utopias.”
During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.
Why ideas really do matter. By Hoover fellow David R. Henderson.