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The political turmoil in the Ukraine and the desire for representative government is an opportunity for democratic expansion in the region, but poses great challenges as well. Stanford professor and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, Norman Naimark, shares his thoughts in this interview.

Read it here: http://stanford.io/1cgwcZo

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On Tuesday, March 11, the Hoover Archives will open our latest exhibition: Revolutions in Eastern Europe, The Rise of Democracy, 1989-1990. A wide array of photographs, posters and unique items will be featured in honor of the 25th anniversary of these momentous events in history.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1ezHGRV

Photo caption: Street Protest in Warsaw, Poland, June 1989 (Erazm Ciołek Papers)
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Helena Paderewski led an adventurous life. She traveled across Europe and America, was a tireless humanitarian and was one of the few women to witness the signing of the Versailles treaty after World War I. Alongside her husband, Jan Paderewski, Poland's first Prime Minister, she shared in the joy of Poland regaining independence and as a tribute to America's role in this event, wrote her memoirs in English. The unpublished manuscript was only recently discovered in the Hoover Archives...

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1jl5tgk
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Inside the Hoover Tower: A Photo Tour

Welcome! We'd love to take you on a tour of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. 

Click through the photo album below to see our beautiful and historic facility as well as a behind the scenes look at how we preserve history.

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Inside the Hoover Tower: A Photo Tour
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"When, if ever, are historical analogies useful for understanding present circumstances?" 

Research fellow, Bruce S. Thornton makes a case for history being an invaluable guide to understanding the present. He uses the Munich Agreement between the Western Allies and Nazi Germany in 1938 as an example. He cautions that while human nature is constant, important differences between past and present events should be respected.

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