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In This Arab Time

In this collection of bold and wide-ranging essays, Fouad Ajami offers his views on the Middle East, commenting on the state of affairs in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and more. He brings into focus the current struggles of the region through detailed historical standpoints and a highly personal perspective.


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Inequality and Economic Policy

Distinguished contributors explore various measures of inequality in America and ask why it is increasing and whether it matters. In examining those questions, the authors present new research on human capital and intergenerational mobility. The authors draw conclusions for public policy, paying particular attention to those at the bottom of the income distribution and the overall effects on economic growth.


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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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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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Warriors and Citizens

A diverse group of contributors offer perspectives on whether and how public attitudes about the military have changed during fifteen years at war. They analyze extensive polling information to identify disparities between the military and the general public and explore, among other things, whether some of these could in time erode important elements of America’s beneficial civil-military relationship.


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A Memoir of the Missile Age

Vitaly Katayev, a designer of nuclear missiles, who later became a government official involved in arms development as well as limitation, offers an insider’s look at Soviet decisions and calculations during the Cold War. From this perspective, he captures the drama of the Soviet system at first racing forward, then reversing course as Gorbachev comes to power and begins the process of negotiating arms control agreements with President Reagan.


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America and the Future of War

This study examines what history suggests about the future possibilities and characteristics of war and the place that thinking about conflict deserves in forming American strategy in the coming decades. The author offers a historical perspective to show that armed conflict among organized political groups has been mankind’s constant companion and that America must remain prepared to use its military power to deal with an unstable, uncertain, and fractious world.


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American Contempt for Liberty

In this latest collection of essays selected from his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter E. Williams takes on a range of controversial issues surrounding race, education, the environment, our Constitution, and more. Skewering the self-righteous and self-important forces throughout society, he makes the case for what he calls the “the moral superiority of personal liberty and its main ingredient—limited government.”


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American Individualism

In this remarkable little volume, Herbert Hoover expounded and vigorously defended what has come to be called American exceptionalism: the set of beliefs and values that made—and still makes--America unique. He argued that America can make steady, sure progress if we preserve our individualism, preserve and stimulate the initiative of our people, insist on and maintain the safeguards to equality of opportunity, and honor service as a part of our national character.
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Andrei Sakharov

Drawing from a 2014 Hoover Institution conference focused on the life and principles of Andrei Sakharov, this book shows how the work and thinking of this eminent Russian nuclear physicist and courageous human rights campaigner can help find solutions to the nuclear threats of today. The essays tell the compelling story of the metamorphosis of Sakharov—from a distinguished physical scientist into a courageous, outspoken dissident humanitarian voice.


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Blueprint for America

Scholars at the Hoover Institution—professors, thinkers, and practitioners of global renown in their respective fields—offer a series of policy ideas that would shore up the long-term foundations of American strengths. They provide a plan for civic, economic, and security architecture in the broadest sense, describing a coherent set of ideas to take on the country's most fundamental governance challenges.


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Central Bank Governance and Oversight Reform

Drawn from a 2015 Hoover Institution conference, this book features distinguished scholars and policy makers’ discussing key questions about the Federal Reserve. Going beyond the widely talked about decision of whether to raise interest rates, they focus on a deeper set of questions, including, among others,

How should the Fed make decisions? How should the Fed govern its internal decision-making processes? What is the trade-off between greater Fed power and less Fed independence? And how should Congress, from which the Fed ultimately receives its authority, oversee the Fed?


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Energy Efficiency

James L. Sweeney examines the energy-efficiency policies and practices of the past forty years and their impact on three crucial systems: the economy, the environment, and national security, showing how energy-efficiency contributions to the country’s overall energy situation have been more powerful than any other development. The author reveals how careful nurturing of private- and public-sector energy efficiency--along with public awareness, appropriate pricing, appropriate policies--and increased research and development, the trends of decreasing energy intensity and increasing energy efficiency can be beneficially accelerated.


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Eyes, Ears, and Daggers

Thomas H. Henriksen examines the warrior-spy connection both before and after the formation of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), suggesting that their history contains instances of cooperating, competing, circumventing, and even cutting each other out of the action until their current close alignment.

Henriksen shows how, by adopting an intelligence-driven, targeted counterstrike weapon against terrorists, the United States went from a Cold War Goliath to a more nimble force, thanks largely to the SOF and CIA contributions. Through revisiting and appreciating their respective histories before their partnering to combat Islamist terrorism, he provides a clear understanding of their interaction and offers lessons for the struggle against extremist violence.


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Hammer, Sickle, and Soil

Jonathan Daly tells the harrowing story of Stalin’s transformation of millions of family farms throughout the USSR into 250,000 collective farms during the period from 1929 to 1933. Illustrated with propaganda posters from the period that portray the drama and trauma of the revolution in Soviet agriculture under Stalin, the book shows how the havoc and destruction wrought in the countryside sowed the seeds of destruction of the entire Soviet experiment.


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