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Getting to the Top in the USSR

This fascinating analysis details the path that leads to the highest level of political power in the USSR.


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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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Health Reform without Side Effects

Mark V. Pauly offers a detailed look at the individual insurance market in the United States. He explains how it works, suggests approaches to improvement that build on what currently works well, and provides a realistic assessment of how much improvement we can demand and expect. He concludes that, although there are some serious deficiencies in today's individual insurance market, there are also some important advantages in this market that should be preserved.


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Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

In this second edition of their 2005 work, the authors offer market-based alternatives to recent health care reforms that center on tax changes, insurance market changes, and the redesign of Medicare and Medicaid. They show that, by promoting cost- conscious behavior and competition in both private markets and government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, we can slow the rate of growth of health care costs, expand access to high-quality health care, and slow down runaway spending.


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Helena Paderewska

Helena Paderewska, the wife of celebrated pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski, tells the story of her husband’s grassroots efforts to influence the course of history for their native Poland after World War I. She tells how, using his personal fame and charisma, Paderewski gained access to the top political leadership of France, Britain, and the United States and became an eloquent spokesman for the then-occupied country of his birth.


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Herbert Hoover

This detailed account of Herbert Hoover’s presidency reveals him as a staunch defender of constitutional government and one of our least understood presidents. Battling political partisanship while trying to place the needs of the nation as a whole over those of state and localities, Hoover found his program for America’s entry into the new scientific era overwhelmed by profound changes in the social and economic structure of a nation entering a new age.


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Hope for South Africa?

In this book the authors examine the the country's power structure, economy, politics and the ways in which various branches of government and the private sector interact, and envision a prosperious South Africa built on the principles of a free market economy and parliamentary compromise.


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How Public Policy Became War

David Davenport and Gordon Lloyd examine how the United States came to live in a constant state of domestic war and national emergency that has dramatically—and destructively—changed the way public policy is made. Beginning with Franklin Roosevelt, who laid the groundwork for a modern presidency defined by action and urgency, How Public Policy Became War explores America’s departure from the Founders’ vision of deliberation and moderation.


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In Excellent Health

In Excellent Health offers an alternative view of the much maligned state of health care in America, using facts and peer-reviewed data to challenge the statistics often cited as evidence that medical care in the United States is substandard and poor in value relative to that of other countries. The author proposes a complete plan for reform in three critical areas of the health care puzzle—tax structure, private insurance markets, and government health insurance programs—designed to maintain choice and access to excellence and facilitate competition.


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In Quisling's Shadow

Alexandra Andreevna Voronine Yourieff, wife of Vidkun Quisling, reveals firsthand in this detailed memoir the tragedy, betrayals, misunderstandings, and happiness of her fascinating life. Not just a tale of saints and sinners, but of three people—Alexandra, Quisling, and his second wife, Maria—whose fates were intertwined under the extreme conditions created by revolution, war, and famine in Russia. She discloses every particular of her long and tumultuous life, from her happy early childhood on the Crimean peninsula thorough the horrors of the revolution, her marriage to Quisling and his ultimate betrayals of both her and his country, to her later life in France and California.


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In Retreat

Russell A. Berman explains how the US withdrawal from the Middle East could have long-term consequences, as other states come forward to fill the gap. He details how the retreat began and how the reduction of the US commitment has, in turn, set off a wave of repercussions.


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In the Shadow of Giants

The author illustrates that an increased Soviet military presence should weaken U.S. security associations in East Asia by threatening the integrity of the sea-lanes that supply Northeast Asia with necessary raw materials and possibly lead to the eventual domination of the West Pacific by the Soviet Union.


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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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Invisible Slaves

W. Kurt Hauser discusses slavery around the world, with research and firsthand stories that reframe slavery as a modern-day crisis, not a historical phenomenon or third-world issue. Identifying four types of slavery—chattel slavery, debt bondage, forced labor, and sex slavery—he examines the efforts and failures of governments to address them. He explores the political, economic, geographic, and cultural factors that shape slavery today, illustrating the tragic human toll with individual stories.


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