Robert Hessen

Robert Hessen, a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is a historian specializing in American economic and business history. He received his B.A. from Queens College, his M.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He taught in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia until 1974. Since then, when he joined the Hoover Institution, he has taught in Stanford's Graduate School of Business.

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Robert Hessen's Books

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In Defense of the Corporation

Author: Robert Hessen
ISBN: 978-0-8179-7072-7

This lively, nontechnical book offers a positive reappraisal of the giant corporation. Hessen presents an uncompromising defense of the right of corporation to exist and function freely and outlines and examines the arguments and proposals of Ralph Nader, who is recognized as the most vocal critic of the corporation, in addition to addressing various other issues regarding the corporation.

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Breaking with Communism

Editor: Robert Hessen
ISBN: 978-0-8179-8882-1

This volume, chiefly Wolfe's letters from 1939 with unpublished speeches and writings from the Hoover Archives, illuminates his struggle to uncover the truth about the history of Soviet Russia and his anguish over his earlier allegiances not only to Lenin but to Karl Marx as well. When intellectuals in Eastern Europe and China are going through the same soul-searching process, this book is especially timely.

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