Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman examines one of the darker corners of Soviet history, describing how the Communists "annexed the written word--fiction, nonfiction, plays, essays, short stories, everything--to the party apparat."
As his classic work is republished, Robert Conquest reflects on how it threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets.
The Bush administration always insisted that encouraging democracy abroad was critical for international security. Europeans—surprise!—now agree. By Amichai Magen.
Eisenhower took office at a time of wars both cold and hot. One of his first actions was a complete rethinking of foreign policy. Our next president could learn from Ike’s example. By J. William DeMarco.
The man who inspired the Velvet Revolution. By Iva K. Naffziger.
Alexander Rose on Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
Arnold Beichman at 90. A celebration by Hoover media fellow David Brooks.
Hoover fellow Michael McFaul, who has the president’s ear on Russia, argues that promoting freedom is both moral and wise.
Rita Koganzon on Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement by Alan Houston
China has come to Africa. Can U.S. policy makers find ways to mesh, not clash, with Beijing’s interests? By Christopher C. Starling.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary made quick transitions to democracy and free markets. Yet Russia itself failed to do so. Why? Hoover fellow Robert Conquest explains, drawing on eight centuries of Russian history and his own lifetime of study.
Brian C. Anderson on Sartre: The Philosopher of the Twentieth Century by Bernard-Henry Lévy
“If Ed Meese is not a good man,” Ronald Reagan once said, “there are no good men.” A profile of a good man. By Lee Edwards.
Why ideas really do matter. By Hoover fellow David R. Henderson.
Henrik Bering on Pistols at Dawn by John Campbell
Henrik Bering on Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947 by Christopher Clark
Disturbing keepsakes of the most inhumane figures in history. By David Jacobs.
The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.
What does the president’s taste for the theologian foretell?
Three centuries of gloomy forecasts about America