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Soviet Defectors

"Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own and to return to his country." The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights


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Stalin's Loyal Executioner

Stalin's Loyal Executioner, drawn from still-classified Soviet archives, chronicles the meteoric and bloody career of Nikolai Ezhov, NKVD leader and security chief, revealing the tragic scope of communist terrorism under Joseph Stalin.


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Swing Dance

With a journalist's eye for detail, Robert Zelnick looks at Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's key role in the controversial University of Michigan affirmative action cases of 2003, providing key background information, detailed descriptions of daily arguments, and an evaluation of the final rulings.


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The Burden of Government

Economic analysis of the many roles governments play in contemporary societies.


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The Business of Commerce

Chesher and Machan explore the cultural, philosophical, and theological sources of the bad reputation suffered by business in Western culture. They sample prominent opinion, from Plato to Galbraith, in an examination of the fundamental dichotomies of a society that seeks prosperity, yet disdains the processes by which prosperity is achieved.


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The China Connection

This series will provide expert analyses of U.S. interests and involvement in key countries, regions, and organizations.


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The Effect of Japanese Investment on the World Economy
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The International Monetary Fund

A primer on mission, operations, and public policy issues, this book provides information and public policy discussions on the IMF. The articles and opinion pieces represent a diversity of views on the operations and effectiveness of the IMF and examine the effects of its financing programs on countries accepting IMF funding.


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The New Wealth of Nations

The title of Guy Sorman's book pays homage to the great European economist Adam Smith and his book The Wealth of Nations. Smith was a moralist preoccuppied with the notion of social justice and a realist who believed in an unfettered free market. Sorman's study reiterates that the free market is the universal principle of development, that the free market works.


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The Russians and Their Favorite Books

The fiction that Russian adults read.


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The Troubled Birth of Russian Democracy

Historical background on the parties, selected interviews with prominent members of these groups, and important party documents.


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The United States in the 1980s

A review and analysis of major domestic and international issues that faced the United States in the 1980s.


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The Wealth of Nations in the Twentieth Century

This collection of essays, based on a conference at the Hoover Institution, compares the governmental policies and institutional determinants of economic development for sixteen countries within the context of Western economic development and national trends in the world economy. The study also includes an essay by Amartya Sen that examines the meaning of wealth and its different measurements.


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Two Societies in Opposition

The essays in this book employ a multidisciplinary approach to systematically compare the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China on Taiwan.


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Up from the Projects

Nationally syndicated columnist and prolific author Walter E. Williams recalls some of the highlights and turning points of his life. From his lower middle class beginnings in a mixed but predominantly black neighborhood in West Philadelphia to his department chair at George Mason University, Williams tells an "only in America" story of a life of achievement.


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