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Managing American Hegemony

Kori Schake examines key questions about the United States' position of power in the world, including, Why is the United States' power so threatening? Is it sustainable? Does military force still matter? How can we revise current practices to reduce the U.S. cost of managing the system? What accounts for the United States' stunning success in the round of globalization that swept across the international order at the end of the twentieth century? The author also offers suggestions on what issues the next president should focus to build an even stronger foundation of U.S. power.


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Memoirs of a Lost World

The lost world luminously recalled here by Lascelle de Basily encompasses a charmed past in which she traveled and resided in countries on four continents - a past studded with piquant adventures, with countless moments of sheer joy with terror-filled days and nights during the Russian Revolution.


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Milton Friedman on Freedom

A recipient of the both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize, Milton Friedman was one of the nation’s most energetic and thoughtful exponents of freedom. In Milton Friedman on Freedom, Robert Leeson and Charles G. Palm have assembled fifteen essays that focus on Friedman’s theoretical views on freedom, offering a complete picture of his thinking about the value that formed the moral foundation of his intellectual life. This book represents the first and only collection of his writings containing everything he said on freedom, and it is now available in a single, lean volume.


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Mission and Betrayal, 1940-1945

The wartime memoirs of Count Rene de Chambrun provide a fascinating inside look at the world of some of the most powerful leaders and social figures in America during the turbulent early 1940s. Utilizing the detailed notes he made during that period, de Chambrun recounts the story of his dramatic wartime years, touching casually and affectionately on his intimate relationships with historic personalities.


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More Liberty Means Less Government

In this collection of thoughtful, hard-hitting essays, Walter E. Williams once again takes on the left wing's most sacred cows with provocative insights, brutal candor, and an uncompromising reverence for personal liberty and the principles laid out in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.


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Motherland Lost

Samuel Tadros provides a clear understanding of Copts—the native Egyptian Christians—and their crisis of modernity in conjunction with the overall developments in Egypt as it faced its own struggles with modernity. He argues that the modern plight of Copts is inseparable from the crisis of modernity and the answers developed to address that crisis by the Egyptian state and intellectuals, as well as by the Coptic Church and laypeople.


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My Times and Life

Morton Keller recounts his "not extraordinary life played out in quite extraordinary times"—from the Great Depression through World War Two, the cold war, the sixties, and 9/11. A classic American saga of respectable achievement from relatively humble origins, his life through eight-plus decades as a dues-paying member of the middle class resonates beyond the individual to echo the experiences, the beliefs, and the values of his generation.


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NAFTA at 20

Drawing from a December 2013 Hoover Institution conference on “NAFTA at Twenty,” this book brings together distinguished academics who have studied the effects of NAFTA with high-level policy makers to present an expert’s comprehensive view of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It looks at the conception, creation, outcomes so far, and the future of NAFTA from the perspective of economists, historians, and the aforementioned policy makers in the words of those who actually participated in the negotiations and research.


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National Health Policy

Many papers included in this volume express skepticism regarding both the diagnosis of the American health system as fundamentally ailing and the prescription of greater public intervention in the financing and delivery of medical services as the remedy and sure path to recovery.


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Nuclear Security

Drawing from papers presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Nuclear Society, this book examines worldwide efforts to control nuclear weapons and ensure the safety of the nuclear enterprise of weapons and reactors against catastrophic accidents. The contributors, all known for their long-standing interest in getting better control of the threats posed by nuclear weapons and reactors, discuss what we can learn from past successes and failures and attempt to identify the key ingredients for a road ahead that can lead us toward a world free of nuclear weapons.


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One Day We Will Live without Fear

This collection of stories tells what day-to-day life was like for people under the regime of the Soviet police state. Drawing on events from the 1930s through the 1970s, the book shows how, by accident or design, people became entangled in the workings of Soviet rule. These tales, based on historical records, shine a light on the many tragic, funny, and bizarre aspects of Soviet life.


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One Korea?

A distinguished panel of scholars from around the world convened at the Hoover Institution in June 1993 to assess prospects for a reunited Korea. Scenarios for reunification identified at that conference are presented in this volume.


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Our Finest Hour

William L. Clayton was "the principal architect of American post-war foreign economic policy" (Newsweek), yet his seminal contributions to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the Marshall Plan, and the Truman Doctrine have been largely ignored over the past four decades. This gap in the story of free-world cooperation is filled by Gregory Fossedal's vivid biography.


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Patterns of Deprivation in the Soviet Union Under Brezhnev and Gorbachev

This study focuses on important aspects of daily life—food, clothing, housing, education, occupational and educational mobility, employment, and the prestige of various occupations&mdash:mainly among poor, urban Soviet families—between 1977 and 1979.


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Pension Wise

Charles Blahous, one of the nation's foremost retirement security experts, explains the origins and dangers of current underfunding in our single-employer defined-benefit pension system and outlines the options for solving the problem and preventing the next taxpayer-financed bailout. He provides a tutorial on the basic workings of pension law, reviews the recent history that led to the worsening condition of the pension insurance system, and suggests a range of reforms to improve the system's operation and to resolve the projected shortfall.


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