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Third-Party and Independent Candidates in American Politics: Wallace, Anderson, and Perot
PAUL R. ABRAMSON, John H. Aldrich, Phil Paolino, and David W. Rohde analyze the independent presidential candidacies of George C. Wallace (1968), John B. Anderson (1980), and H. Ross Perot (1992). Comparing these candidacies, they shed light on problems facing third-party and independent candidates in the United States.

pp. 349-367

Is American Foreign Policy Exceptional? An Empirical Analysis
Joseph Lepgold and Timothy McKeown examine the common view that American foreign policy is exceptionally moralistic, mistrustful of entangling commitments, and judgmental about others' domestic affairs. They show empirically that claims of highly unusual U.S. behavior have been exaggerated and suggest a way to reframe the exceptionalist debate.

pp. 369-384

President Clinton and the Politics of Symbolism: Cutting the White House Staff
John Hart examines President Clinton's attempt to reduce the size of the presidential staff. He sees this as a badly mismanaged exercise in political symbolism that backfired and argues that it raises doubts about the effectiveness of presidential leadership through symbolic politics.

pp. 385-403

Ninth Amendment Rights and Wrongs--A Note on Noninterpretism
Wallace Mendelson finds "interpretism-noninterpretism" a less than useful approach to constitutional law. The real problem, he suggests via the history of the Ninth Amendment, is artifice versus candor in court opinions.

pp. 405-415

Third World Nationalism and the United States After the Cold War
Deepa Ollapally analyzes the drawbacks of conventional realism in explaining Third World relations with the United States. She argues that domestic politics and ideology in the Third World are significant variables in foreign policy and utilizes the case of Indo-U.S. relations to suggest that the post-cold war era may hold more difficulties for the United States than expected.

pp. 417-434

Classification and Consolidation: Some Lessons from the Greek Dictatorship
Nancy Bermeo reexamines the concept of bureaucratic authoritarianism and argues that we have mistakenly applied it to dictatorships of fundamentally different natures. Comparing the short-lived Greek dictatorship of 1967-1974 to the states that gave rise to the model initially, she shows how misclassification leads us to misperception and erroneous predictions.

pp. 435-452

OPINION: The Enola Gay Saved Lives
In a new PSQ section called "Opinion," James R. Van De Velde argues that the United States in August 1945 was fortunate in getting such a stubborn foe as Japan to surrender without an invasion of the homeland. The atomic bomb, far from being unnecessary, secured an early surrender, thus saving Japanese and Allied lives and leading to a benevolent occupation of Japan by American forces.

pp. 453-459

Shaping Political Attitudes: The Impact of Interpersonal Communication and Mass Media, Silvo Lenart
Reviewed by Diana C. Mutz

pp. 461-462

The Power of News, Michael Schudson
Reviewed by Doris A. Graber

pp. 462-463

Reconceiving Decision-Making in Democratic Politics: Attention, Choice and Public Policy, Bryan D. Jones
Reviewed by Forrest Maltzman

pp. 463-465

Broken Covenant: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis between the U.S. and Israel, Moshe Arens
Reviewed by James Lee Ray

pp. 465-466

Leadership Style and Soviet Foreign Policy: Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev, James M. Goldgeier
Reviewed by William C. Wohlforth

pp. 466-467

The Political Behavior of Older Americans, Steven A. Peterson and Albert Somit
Reviewed by John Strate

pp. 467-469

Taxation and Democracy: Swedish, British, and American Approaches to Financing the Modern State, Sven Steinmo
Reviewed by Paul Pierson

pp. 469-470

Incapacitation: Penal Confinement and the Restraint of Crime, Gordon Hawkins and Franklin E. Zimring
Reviewed by John J. DiIulio, Jr.

pp. 470-472

Pitching the Presidency: How Presidents Depict the Office, Paul Haskell Zernicke
Reviewed by Kathy B. Smith

pp. 472-473

The State and Labor in Modern America, Melvyn Dubofsky
Reviewed by Stephen Amberg

pp. 473-474

The Union Inspiration in American Politics: The Autoworkers and the Making of a Liberal Industrial Order, Stephen Amberg
Reviewed by Jennifer Klein

pp. 475-476

Bureaucratic Dynamics: The Role of Bureaucracy in a Democracy, Richard W. Waterman and B. Dan Wood
Reviewed by Francis E. Rourke

pp. 476-477

Democracy in the Fifty States, Kim Quaile Hill
Reviewed by Howard E. Davis

pp. 477-478

The Welfare of Children, Duncan Lindsey
Reviewed by Brenda G. McGowen

pp. 478-479

The Rebirth of Federalism: Slouching toward Washington, David B. Walker
Reviewed by Frank J. Sorauf

pp. 480-481

Military Readiness: Concepts, Choices, Consequences, Richard Betts
Reviewed by Deborah D. Avant

pp. 481-482

Reinventing the Pentagon: How the New Public Management Can bring Institutional Renewal, Fred Thompson and L. R. Jones
Reviewed by Peter J. Roman

pp. 482-483

Regional Integration: The West European Experience, William Wallace
Reviewed by Helen Milner

pp. 483-484

Beyond the Liberal Consensus: A Political History of the United States since 1965, Ivan W. Morgan
Reviewed by James L. Sundquist

pp. 484-485

Genocide in Bosnia: The Policy of "Ethnic Cleansing", Norman Cigar
Reviewed by Sanya Popović

pp. 485-487

Democracy from Scratch: Opposition and Regime in the New Russian Revolution, M. Steven Fish
Reviewed by Philip G. Roeder

pp. 487-488

Making Health Reform Work: The View from the States, Richard P. Nathan and John J. DiIulio, Jr., eds.
Reviewed by Laurel Hixon Illston

pp. 488-489

Experts and Politicians: Reform Challenges to Machine Politics in New York, Cleveland and Chicago, Kenneth Finegold
Reviewed by Paul Kantor

pp. 489-490

The Vogue of Revolution in Poor Countries, Forrest D. Colburn
Reviewed by Jeff Goodwin

pp. 490-492

Mobilizing the Masses: Building Revolution in Henan, Odoric Y. K. Wou
Reviewed by Kenneth Pomeranz

pp. 492-493

Democratization in South Africa: The Elusive Social Contract, Timothy D. Sisk
Reviewed by Anthony W. Marx

pp. 493-494

The Cost of Living: How Market Freedom Erodes the Best Things in Life, Barry Schwartz
Reviewed by Jon D. Wisman

pp. 494-495

Conflict of Loyalty, Geoffrey Howe
Reviewed by Leon D. Epstein

pp. 495-496

The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina: Protest, Change and Democratization, Alison Brysk
Reviewed by Michael Shifter

pp. 496-498

International Economic Policy in the 1990s, William R. Cline
Reviewed by Arvid Lukauskas

pp. 498-499

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