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Whither the American Party System?
JAMES SUNDQUIST offers his explanation of the shifts in the basic strength of the Democratic and Republican parties over the past 40 years. Looking ahead he anticipates not an inevitable disintegration of the party system, but a reversal of the current trend toward political independence and a rebirth and reinforcement of party loyalties along lines of cleavage resembling those of the New Deal era.  

pp. 559-581

Separation of Powers and Executive Privilege: The Watergate Briefs
Demetrios James Caraley AND Frances Penn introduce the original legal briefs filed in the historic lawsuit to obtain for grand jury use the tape recordings of presidential conversations concerning the Watergate break-in. While President Nixon's attorneys argue in their brief that if disclosure of the tapes can be compelled by the courts "the damage to the institution of the Presidency will be severe and irreparable," the brief of the Special Watergate Prosecutor contends that "even the highest executive officials are subject to the rule of law" and "there is no exception for the President from the guiding principle that the public, in pursuit of justice, has a right to every man's evidence."

pp. 582-654

Post-Reconstruction Suffrage Restrictions in Tennessee: A New Look at the V. O. Key Thesis
J. Morgan Kousser analyzes suffrage restrictions enacted in post-Reconstruction Tennessee. Although the leading authority on southern politics, the late V.O. Key, Jr., suggested that in many states legal restrictions came after suppression of the black vote had become a fait accompli through violence and social pressure, the Tennessee example shows that the Key thesis may require modification.  

pp. 655-683

Political Socialization of Children in the USSR
Robert W. Clawson argues that the various Soviet leaderships from the revolution to the present have had little success in altering child-rearing practices in Russia through direct political programs. This is paradoxical given the prescriptions in Marxist doctrine for changing fundamentally the role of the family as a child-rearing unit and assigning to the state extensive responsibilities for shaping the attitudes of children.  

pp. 684-712

British Political Biography as History
Stephen E. Koss surveys the crowded field of recently published British political biographies, illuminating major trends and evaluating the collective contri­bution of biographical writing to the study of history.

pp. 713-724

Reflections on Writing Biography of Public Men
The late Lindsay Rogers, in a foreword prepared for his projected biography of Nicholas Murray Butler, reflects on the different styles that have been used and the problems encountered in writing biographies of public figures.

pp. 725-733

The Human Meaning of Social Change, Angus Campbell and Philip E. Converse
Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser

pp. 734-736

Luce and His Empire, W. A. Swanberg
Reviewed by Edward W. Barrett

pp. 736-738

The New Federalism, Michael D. Reagan ; Implementation--How Great Expectations in Washington Are Dashed in Oakland; Or, Why It's Amazing that Federal Programs Work At All, This Being a Saga of the Economic Development Administration as Told by Two Sympathetic Observers Who Seek to Build Morals on a Foundation of Ruined Hopes, Aaron B. Wildavsky and Jeffrey L. Pressman
Reviewed by James L. Sundquist

pp. 738-740

The Women Citizen, J. Stanley Lemons ; Women, Resistance and Revolution, Sheila Rowbotham
Reviewed by Annette K. Baxter

pp. 740-743

Incentives and Planning in Social Policy, Bruno Stein and S. M. Miller
Reviewed by Alfred J. Kahn

pp. 743-744

The Hidden Injuries of Class, Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb
Reviewed by T. H. Marshall

pp. 744-746

The Bracero Program: Interest Groups and Foreign Policy, Richard B. Craig
Reviewed by Carey McWilliams

pp. 746-747

Reforming School Finance, Robert D. Reischauer, Robert W. Hartman and Daniel J. Sullivan
Reviewed by Donna E. Shalala

p. 748

The Analysis of Subjective Culture, Harry Triandis, Vasso Vassiliou, George Vassiliou, Yasumasa Tanaka and A. V. Shanmugam
Reviewed by William W. Lambert

pp. 749-751

American Policy and the Division of Germany: The Clash with Russia over Reparations, Bruce Kuklick
Reviewed by John Gimbel

pp. 753-754

The Semblance of Peace: The Political Settlement After the Second World War, John W. Wheeler-Bennett and Anthony Nicholls
Reviewed by Robert A. Divine

pp. 754-755

The Papers of Alexander Hamilton, Vols. XVI and XVII, Harold C. Syrett
Reviewed by Paul Goodman

pp. 756-757

Slavery and the Annexation of Texas, Frederick Merk ; The South and the Concurrent Majority, David M. Potter
Reviewed by Harold M. Hyman

pp. 757-759

Abolitionism: A New Perspective, Gerald Sorin ; Bound with Them in Chains: A Biographical History of the Anti-slavery Movement, Jane H. Pease and William H. Pease
Reviewed by Lewis Perry

pp. 759-761

Leon Trotsky on Britain, George Novack
Reviewed by Graham Wootton

pp. 761-763

Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940-1944, Robert O. Paxton
Reviewed by Gordon Wright

pp. 763-765

Hitler's War Aims: Ideology, the Nazi State, and the Course of Expansion, Norman Rich
Reviewed by Hans W. Gatzke

pp. 765-766

Fascist Italy, William Ebenstein
Reviewed by Joseph LaPalombara

pp. 767-769

The Changing Party Elite in East Germany, Peter C. Ludz
Reviewed by Peter H. Merkl

pp. 769-770

Roman Dmowski, Andrzej Micewski
Reviewed by Stanislaw Dabrowski

pp. 770-773

Stalin as a Revolutionary, 1879-1929, Robert C. Tucker
Reviewed by Robert G. Wesson

pp. 774-776

The Political Elite of Iran, Marvin Zonis
Reviewed by Nikki Keddie

pp. 776-777

The United States, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, W. Norman Brown ; Pakistan's Foreign Policy, S. M. Burke
Reviewed by Howard Wriggins

pp. 778-780

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