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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

Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats.


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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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“Trickle Down” Theory and “Tax Cuts for the Rich”

This essay unscrambles gross misconceptions that have made rational debates about tax policies virtually impossible for decades.


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A Memoir of the Missile Age

Vitaly Katayev, a designer of nuclear missiles, who later became a government official involved in arms development as well as limitation, offers an insider’s look at Soviet decisions and calculations during the Cold War. From this perspective, he captures the drama of the Soviet system at first racing forward, then reversing course as Gorbachev comes to power and begins the process of negotiating arms control agreements with President Reagan.


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A Primer on America's Schools
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A Unique Relationship

The authors of this volume illustrate the extraordinary success of the Taiwan Relations Act in contributing to regional security and a high level of economic and political stability in one of the world's most tactically unpredictable and volatile areas.


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Across the Great Divide

Contributing scholars, policymakers and practitioners met simultaneously at the Brookings Institution and the Hoover Institution to offer their analysis of the financial crisis of 2008. They discuss its causes and effects, the role played by the Federal Reserve, the concept of “too big to fail,” and resolution frameworks. Along the way, they highlight the need for policies that can adequately help us avoid and respond to future crises.


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Advancing Student Achievement

A renowned educator-psychologist explains how children learn and how family, classroom, and school practices can help them learn more effectively. In addition to drawing on studies of learning outcomes, the author reveals economic research on teacher education and school choice that challenges many popular assumptions.


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