The noted historian Robert Conquest once said that, despite his condemnation of Soviet atrocities, he “feels” that the Nazi Holocaust was “worse” than the crimes of Stalinism. Many people agree, even if they recognize the horrendous nature of Communist crimes – political famine and ethnic cleansing, tens of thousands of judicial murders, the massive deaths in the network of prison labor camps.
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Rather than reducing concentrated market power through “disruption” or “creative destruction,” technological innovation historically has only added to the problem, by awarding monopolies to just one or a few dominant firms. And market forces offer no remedy to the problem; only public policy can provide that.
shows that technological change leads not to disruption, but to deeper, more enduring forms of market power.
The passing of America’s preeminent foreign-policy thinker and practitioner marks the end of an era. Throughout his long and extraordinarily influential career, Henry Kissinger built a legacy that Americans would be wise to heed in this new era of great-power politics and global disarray.
reviews the life and career of America’s preeminent foreign-policy scholar-practitioner.
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