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The Wave

Middle East expert Reuel Marc Gerecht argues that the Middle East may actually be at the beginning of a momentous democratic wave whose convulsions could become the region's defining theme during Obama's presidency. He describes the powerful Middle Eastern democratic movements coming from both the left and right and argues that America must reassess democracy's supposed lack of a future in the region.


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Thoughts of a Philosophical Fighter Pilot

Thoughts on issues of character, leadership, integrity, personal and public virtue, and ethics, the selections in this volume converge around the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity—lessons just as valid for the challenges of present-day life as they were for the author's Vietnam experience.


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To America's Health

A government monopoly over drug regulation is not sacrosanct. This hard-hitting book describes the current regulation of drugs by the FDA and proposes a model for fundamental, yet workable, reform—including an innovative proposal for drug testing and certification review.


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U.S.-Japan Strategic Reciprocity

This volume evaluates the past, present, and future course of U. S.-Japan security relations.


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Unconditional Democracy

The difficult mission of a regime change: Toshio Nishi gives an account of how America converted the Japanese mindset from war to peace following World War II.


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Unstable Majorities

Morris P. Fiorina discusses the American electorate and its voting patterns in historical context, correcting misconceptions about polarization, voter behavior, and political parties. He argues that party sorting—in which the parties have become more homogenous internally and more distinct from one another—is the key to understanding our current political turbulence.


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Varieties of Conservatism in America

This book examines the questions that divide conservatives today and reveals the variety of answers put forward by classical conservatives, libertarians, and neoconservatives. The contributors—drawn from varied professional backgrounds—each bring a distinctive voice to bear, reinforcing the book's basic notion that conservatism in America represents a family of opinions and ideas rather than a rigid doctrine or set creed.


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Varieties of Progressivism in America

Varieties of Progressivism in America focuses on the debates within the party of progress about how best to increase opportunity in America and to make social and political life more egalitarian. The contributors to this volume offer different expertise and varying perspectives as they examine the Old Democrats of the New Deal, the contributions of the Clinton-era New Democrats, and the future of progressivism in America.


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Warriors and Citizens

A diverse group of contributors offer perspectives on whether and how public attitudes about the military have changed during fifteen years at war. They analyze extensive polling information to identify disparities between the military and the general public and explore, among other things, whether some of these could in time erode important elements of America’s beneficial civil-military relationship.


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Welfare

Welfare is a seminal work providing unusual insights into how national policy decisions are made and is a major contribution to the literature of political economy. Readable and straightforward, Welfare tells the story of what welfare reform is really all about—and what is at stake for our society.


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What's Gone Wrong in America's Classrooms

These essays identify key failures in modern American education and illuminate some ways in which those in the teaching profession—and their students—can achieve higher levels of performance, making the case for content-rich education and explicit teaching.


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When the AK-47s Fall Silent
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Why Government Is the Problem
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Winning Florida

With a reporter's keen eye for detail, award-winning journalist Zelnick conveys every emotion of the key players in this battle, presenting a rich, colorful tale that reads more like a fictional political thriller than the bizarre real-life drama it was—from election night through the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision.


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You Have to Admit It's Getting Better

Contrary to popular belief, economic growth is not the antithesis of environmental quality; rather, the two go hand in hand if the incentives are right. The author shows how, by developing and protecting the institutions of freedom rather than regulating human use of natural resources through political processes, we can have our environmental cake and eat it too.


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