Ayaan Hirsi Ali analyzes the concept of dawa as practiced by Islamists: why it matters, and why ignoring it has had serious consequences for national security. In order to defeat not just "violent extremism" but the Islamist ideology that inspires it, the author provides a set of clear policy recommendations for the current US administration.
[Kansas City, Missouri] : Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, 
Book — xxxi, 418 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Foreword / Esther L. George
Introduction / Nicholas Sly
The moderators / Susan M. Collins, Randall S. Krozner
Opening remarks / Janet L. Yellen
The reallocation myth / Chang-Tai Hsieh, Peter J. Klenow
Commentary / Gita Gopinath
The impact of trade on inequality in developing countries / Nina Pavcnik
Commentary / David Dorn
Panel on the changing landscape of international trade : protectionism, bashing China and the American works / Ann E. Harrison
New OECD research on the changing landscape of global trade, technology, and 'tastes' : with some implications for employment and inequality / Catherine L. Mann
The distributional implications of U.S. trade liberalization with China / Peter K. Schott
Brexit and the future of globalization / John Van Reenen
Luncheon address : Sustaining openness in a dynamic global economy / Mario Draghi
Fiscal stimulus and fiscal sustainability / Alan J. Auerbach, Yuriy Gorodnichenko
Commentary / Jason Furman
The once and future global imbalance? Interpreting the post-crisis record / Menzie D. Chinn
Commentary / Maurice Obstfeld
Overview panel / Norman Chan, Timothy J. Kehoe, Carmen M. Reinhart
"This symposium, the 41st hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, addressed whether regulatory reforms following the crisis hindered growth worldwide; the effect of declining worker mobility on long-run growth in the United States; a worldwide shift toward more protectionist policies following a period of liberalization; how providing fiscal support in economic downturns does not appear to threaten fiscal sustainability; and the shifts in recent decades in global imbalances in trade and capital markets between countries"--Foreword.
New Haven : Yale University Press ; Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2017.
Book — ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
A poignant collection of letters written by the Latvian poet, novelist, and newspaper editor Arsenii Formakov while interned in Soviet labor camps Emily Johnson has translated and edited a fascinating collection of letters written by Arsenii Formakov, a Latvian Russian poet, novelist, and journalist, during two terms in Soviet labor camps, 1940 to 1947 in Kraslag and 1949 to 1955 in Kamyshlag and Ozerlag. This correspondence, which Formakov mailed home to his family in Riga, provides readers with a firsthand account of the workings of the Soviet penal system and testifies to the hardships of daily life for Latvian prisoners in the Gulag. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300209310 20170530
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xviii, 154 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
In 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. History's biggest experiment in social engineering at the time and the first example of the complete conquest of the bulk of a population by its rulers, the policy was above all intended to bring to Russia Marx's promised bright future of socialism. In the process, however, it caused widespread peasant unrest, massive relocations, and ultimately led to millions dying in the famine of 1932--33. Drawing on scholarly studies and primary-source collections published since the opening of the Soviet archives three decades ago, now, for the first time, this volume offers an accessible and accurate narrative for the general reader. The book is illustrated with propaganda posters from the period that graphically portray the drama and trauma of the revolution in Soviet agriculture under Stalin. In chilling detail the author describes how the havoc and destruction wrought in the countryside sowed the seeds of destruction of the entire Soviet experiment. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817920647 20180219
First edition. - New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Book — xvii, 728 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A pretty stiff time"
"A whole jug full of experience"
"I am the Devil"
The adventures of Hu-hua and Hoo Loo
"The late jar rather smashed my nerves"
What lies beyond wealth
"Hard to state without becoming hysterical"
A pirate state organized for benevolence
Make way for the Almoner of starving Belgium
A hero in the house of truth
Inconsolable in the hall of mirrors
An engineer at the opera
Meddling with God's economy
Hoover versus a botched civilization
Scandal, embarrassment, and the little feller
Sleepless in good times
"The wonder boy"
"Giving genius its chance"
"He didn't know where the votes came from"
Nothing to fear but fear itself
Just when we thought it was over
"It seemed like the end of the world"
The president in his fighting clothes
"A human creature desperately hurt and pained"
Through the abyss in a Buick
Father of the new conservatism
Reborn in a darker world
Epilogue : "I admire a lot in Hoover's career."
"The definitive biography of Herbert Hoover, one of the most remarkable and least understood Americans of the twentieth century--a wholly original account that will forever change the way Americans understand the man, his presidency, and his battle against the Great Depression. An impoverished orphan who built a fortune. A great humanitarian. A president elected in a landslide and then resoundingly defeated four years later. Arguably the father of both New Deal liberalism and modern conservatism, Herbert Hoover lived one of the most extraordinary American lives of the twentieth century. Yet however astonishing, his accomplishments are often eclipsed by the perception that Hoover was inept and heartless in the face of the Great Depression. Now, Kenneth Whyte vividly re-creates Hoover's rich and dramatic life in all its complex glory. He follows Hoover through his Iowa boyhood, his cutthroat business career, his brilliant rescue of millions of lives during World War I and the 1927 Mississippi floods, his misconstrued presidency, his defeat at the hands of Franklin Roosevelt, his devastating years in the political wilderness, his return to grace as Truman's emissary to help European refugees after World War II, and his final vindication in the days of Kennedy's "New Frontier." Ultimately, Whyte brings to light Hoover's complexities and contradictions--his modesty and ambition, his ruthlessness and extreme generosity--as well as his profound political legacy. [This] is the epic, poignant story of the deprived boy who, through force of will, made himself the most accomplished figure in the land, and who experienced a range of achievements and failures unmatched by many Americans of his, or perhaps any, era. Here, for the first time, is the definitive biography that fully captures the colossal scale of Hoover's momentous life and volatile times." -- dust jacket.