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Volume 100 - Number 3 - Fall 1985

 

The Meaning of Equality in America
Sidney Verba and Gary R. Orren analyze American beliefs and values on the issue of equality, basing their conclusions mostly on a large-scale survey of American leaders. They demonstrate that American thinking about equality is multidimensional, explaining why conflicts over equality defy easy resolution.

pp. 369-387
 

How
William D. Anderson and Sterling J. Kernek dispute Ronald Reagan's notion that he practices realistic diplomacy. They characterize the President as a conservative romantic with an unrealistic vision of the world, a taste for hard-line gestures of power politics, but a talent for developing versatile rationalizations when he refuses to employ force.

pp. 389-409
 

French Defense Policy and European Security
Robert Grant examines the tensions in French defense policy between the often conflicting goals of assuring the protection of French territory and of participating in the collective defense of Western Europe with France's allies.

pp. 411-426
 

Have the Poor Been "Losing Ground"?
Charles Murray examines responses to his book Losing Ground, which denied the efficacy of the governmental reforms of the 1960s in helping the poor. He argues that attempts to prove Losing Ground "wrong" have fallen short and offers some suggestions for exploring the causal issues that have been at the center of the debate.

pp. 427-445
 

How the Welfare System Promotes Economic Security
Sar A. Levitan reflects on the American welfare system as it evolved over the years and contends it is a product of a sustained and successful drive for greater economic security by all income groups, not merely a vehicle for providing assistance to the poor.

pp. 447-459
 

The Feasibility of a Comprehensive U.S. Industrial Policy
William E. Hudson looks at the political prospects of several recent proposals for creating a national industrial policy. He finds the approach in these proposals politically flawed and suggests that incremental changes utilizing existing governmental institutions are more likely to improve America's industrial policies.

pp. 461-478
 

Franklin D. Roosevelt and The Transcendence of Partisan Politics
Sidney M. Milkis focuses on the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, suggesting that the New Deal transformed the Democratic party by replacing party politics with governmental programs that executive branch administrators implemented.

pp. 479-504
 

Correction: Global Perspectives on Arms Control

p. 539
 

The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution, Shaul Bakhash
Reviewed by Richard W. Bulliet

pp. 505-506
 

Hubert Humphrey: A Biography, Carl Solberg
Reviewed by Robert A. Divine

pp. 506-507
 

PAC Power: Inside the World of Political Action Committees, Larry J. Sabato ; What Price PACs?, Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Political Action Committees
Reviewed by David Adamany

pp. 508-510
 

The Presidency of Harry S. Truman, Donald R. McCoy
Reviewed by Alonzo L. Hamby

pp. 510-511
 

The President, Congress, and the Constitution: Power and Legitimacy in American Politics, Richard M. Pious and Christopher H. Pyle
Reviewed by Louis Fisher

pp. 511-512
 

Dimensions of Tolerance: What Americans Believe About Civil Liberties, Herbert McCloskey and Alida Brill
Reviewed by Shanto Iyengar

pp. 512-513
 

Peacekeeping in Vietnam: Canada, India, Poland, and the International Commission, Ramesh Thakur
Reviewed by George L. Sherry

pp. 514-515
 

The Government/Press Connection: Press Officers and Their Offices, Stephen Hess
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 515-516
 

The Militarization of High Technology, John Tirman
Reviewed by Harvey Picker

pp. 516-517
 

Free Trade between Mexico and the United States?, Sidney Weintraub
Reviewed by Cathryn Thorup

pp. 518-519
 

Winston S. Churchill: Finest Hour, 1939-1941, Martin Gilbert
Reviewed by Thomas William Heyck

pp. 519-520
 

British Politics in Perspective, R. L. Borthwick and J. E. Spence
Reviewed by Anthony King

pp. 520-521
 

Multinational Excursions, Charles P. Kindleberger
Reviewed by Gustav F. Papanek

pp. 521-523
 

Chinese Defence Policy, William T. Tow and Gerald Segal
Reviewed by Steven I. Levine

pp. 523-524
 

Leadership, Legitimacy, and Conflict in China: From a Charismatic Mao to the Politics of Succession, Frederick C. Teiwes
Reviewed by Joel Glassman

pp. 524-525
 

Nuclear Arms: Ethics, Strategy, Politics, R. James Woolsey
Reviewed by James G. Blight

pp. 526-527
 

The State as Terrorist: The Dynamics of Governmental Violence and Repression, Michael Stohl and George A. Lopez
Reviewed by Thomas M. Callaghy

pp. 527-528
 

The Higher Civil Service in Europe and Canada: Lessons for the United States, Bruce L. R. Smith, ed.
Reviewed by Joel D. Aberbach

pp. 528-529
 

Protest is Not Enough: The Struggle of Blacks and Hispanics for Equality in Urban Politics, Dale Rogers Marshall, Rufus P. Browning and David H. Tabb
Reviewed by Charles P. Henry

pp. 530-531
 

Communists in Harlem during the Depression, Mark Naison
Reviewed by John A. Davis

pp. 531-532
 

The Neoliberals: Creating the New American Politics, Randall Rothenberg
Reviewed by Harvard Sitkoff

pp. 532-533
 

Hidden Spending: The Politics of Federal Credit Programs, Dennis S. Ippolito
Reviewed by Elsie M. Watters

pp. 533-534
 

The Tragedy of Political Science: Politics, Scholarship, and Democracy, David M. Ricci
Reviewed by Dwight Waldo

pp. 535-536
 

Last Among Equals: Hawaiian Statehood and American Politics, Roger Bell
Reviewed by Clifton McCleskey

pp. 536-537
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