“Police, Secret Police, and Civil Authority”

Chapter Six of The Rule of Law and Economic Reform in Russia edited by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Katharina Pistor at Harvard University. “Police, Secret Police, and Civil Authority” discusses the legacy of the KGB on the rule of law and economic recovery in the Russian Federation. The book is part of the John M. Olin Critical…

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Public Catholicism

Thomas P. Melady served as editor of chapters by William Bennett, Michael Novak, Mary Ellen Bork, Ralph Reed Jr., Christopher Smith, and others.

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The Imperative of American Leadership: A Challenge to Neo-Isolationism

In The Imperative Of American Leadership: A Challenge To Neo-Isolationism, Joshua Muravchik, a leading foreign policy expert, warns that the post-cold war period resembles the conditions following World War I, when Americans perceived no apparent threat and retreated into isolationism that paved the way to a Hitlerian Armageddon. The Imperative Of American Leadership will shake…

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Hicksville? On the Right and the Left

In this work of political theory, Dr. Chodakiewicz examines the history of the political currents we have come to call the “Left” and the “Right.” Of the many false and ahistorical assumptions this book clarifies is the common misconception that the Nazis – i.e. the political movement known as the German National Socialist Workers’ Party…

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“Commonwealth of Chekists”

The chapter "Commonwealth of Chekists: The Former KGB Is Alive and Well in Post-Soviet Society," discusses the KGB legacy in Russia and the other republics of the former Soviet Union in this collection of articles edited by John W. Blaney and published by Congressional Quarterly Press.

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The Reagan Doctrine: Sources of American Conduct in the Cold War’s Last Chapter

Doctrines have been a prevalent form of foreign policy in U.S. history. This study seeks to explain their origins by examining the Reagan Doctrine, pledging aid to anticommunist guerillas in the Third World. Based on original research and interviews with numerous individuals in the Reagan administration, the author applies two alternative explanations: “realist” theory, focusing…

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