Liberalism Upside Down: The Inversion of the New Deal Order
Everett Carll Ladd, JR, contends that in the last decade, support for liberal causes and candidates has been most forthcoming from voters at the highest socioeconomic levels. This pattern is in contrast to the New Deal era, when such causes and candidates drew their strongest support from lower-status voters.
The Great Society Did Succeed
SARA. LEVITAN and Robert Taggart report on their extensive reevaluation of the Johnson administration's Great Society programs. Their conclusion is that Great Society programs did not fail-as has been widely charged in recent years-but that despite some deficiencies, the programs led to substantial improvements in the living conditions of the poor, the sick, the elderly, and the members of minority groups.
Soviet Control of Eastern Europe: Morality versus American National Interest
Roy E. Licklider argues that while morality impels American foreign policy to oppose Soviet control of Eastern Europe, it is in the interests of American national security that such control remain. Licklider maintains that an Eastern Europe without Soviet control would be politically unstable and thus a breeding place for conflicts that might draw the Soviet Union and the United States into a major war.
Advancing American Interests Through Soviet Control: A Modest Proposal
Pushing Licklider's argument one step further, Piers Ploughman (a pseudonymous commentator) ironically offers a "modest proposal" for promoting American national interests through supporting an extension of Soviet control even to other troubled areas such as Africa. In a serious vein, however, Ploughman charges that acceptance of Soviet controI of Eastern Europe will not serve American national interests and therefore that the West should continue to advocate peaceful relaxation of such Soviet domination.
Rejoinder to Piers
Roy E. Licklider
Politics of American China Policy, 1945: Roots of the Cold War in Asia
Kenneth S. Chern reviews the American foreign policy debate of 1945 over the question of intervention in the civil war between the Nationalist and Communist Chinese. Chern believes that the Truman administration failed in its obligation to educate the American public about the near inevitability of Communist victory.
The FBI's Stretching of Presidential Directives, 1936-1953
Athan G. Theoharis details the history of presidential directives issued between 1936 and 1953 bearing on the FBI's authority to investigate dissident political activities. He concludes that because presidential supervision of the FBI was inadequate, the FBI was able to self-define the scope of it s authority.
The Competition for Certainty: The Polls and the Press in Britain
Sanford L. Weiner explains that a highly competitive environment for British political polls creates strong pressures for them and their consumers to derive certainty and significance from ambiguous information. The result is that a tightly knit political elite collectively reinforces its expectations with the aura of "science."
Diplomacy for a Crowded World: An American Foreign Policy, George W. Ball Reviewed by Walter LaFeber
Security in the Nuclear Age: Developing U.S. Strategic Arms Policy, Jerome H. Kahan ;
Nuclear Weapons and International Behavior, Henry T. Nash Reviewed by Lincoln P. Bloomfield
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, Doris Kearns Reviewed by Lucian W. Pye
The Twilight of Capitalism, Michael Harrington Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser
The Party's Choice, Donald R. Matthews and William R. Keech Reviewed by Gerald M. Pomper
Explorations in Convention Decision Making: The Democratic Party in the 1970s, Jeffrey L. Pressman, F. Christopher Arterton and Denis G. Sullivan Reviewed by Paul T. David
Financing the 1972 Election, Herbert E. Alexander Reviewed by David Adamany
Party Dynamics: The Democratic Coalition and the Politics of Change, Richard L. Rubin Reviewed by Michael R. Kagay
The Future of Political Parties, Louis Maisel and Paul M. Sacks Reviewed by Frank J. Sorauf
Blacks in Power: A Comparative Study of Black and White Elected Officials, Leonard A. Cole Reviewed by Shirley E. Ostholm
The Making of Congressmen: Seven Campaigns of 1974, Alan L. Clem Reviewed by David A. Leuthold
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics: The Manipulation of Public Opinion in America, Michael Wheeler Reviewed by David L. Paletz
The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and the First Amendment: Free Speech vs. Fairness in Broadcasting, Fred W. Friendly Reviewed by Doris A. Graber
Are Government Organizations Immortal?, Herbert Kaufman Reviewed by Ira Sharkansky
FBI, Sanford J. Ungar Reviewed by Robert A. Horn
Justice by Consent: Plea Bargains in the American Courthouse, Arthur Rossett and Donald R. Cressey Reviewed by John C. Cratsley
Financing the New Federalism: Revenue Sharing, Conditional Grants, and Taxation, Wallace E. Oates Reviewed by Frank Levy
The Urban Predicament, Nathan Glazer and William Gorham Reviewed by Jeffrey Prottas
Post-Industrial America: Metropolitan Decline and Inter-Regional Job Shifts, George Sternlieb and James W. Hughes Reviewed by James Heilbrun
The Changing Face of the Suburbs, Barry Schwartz Reviewed by Frederick M. Wirt
School Finance in Transition: The Courts and Educational Reform, John Pincus Reviewed by James W. Guthrie
Philadelphia--The Federalist City: A Study of Urban Politics, 1789-1801, Richard G. Miller Reviewed by Noble E. Cunningham, Jr.
Interest and Ideology: The Foreign Policy Beliefs of American Businessmen, Bruce M. Russett and Elizabeth C. Hanson Reviewed by Jesse W. Markham
The Public Image of Big Business in America, 1880-1940: A Quantitative Study in Social Change, Louis Galambos and Barbara Barrow Spence Reviewed by Richard S. Tedlow
Outer Space and Inner Sanctums: Government, Business, and Satellite Communication, Michael Kinsley Reviewed by Edith Brown Weiss
Herbert H. Lehman and New York's Little New Deal, Robert P. Ingalls Reviewed by Bernard Bellush
Madame Secretary: Frances Perkins, George Martin Reviewed by Norman Markowitz
A History of the ICC: From Panacea to Palliative, Ari Hoogenboom and Olive Hoogenboom Reviewed by William R. Childs
The 103rd Ballot: Democrats and the Disaster in Madison Square Garden, Robert K. Murray Reviewed by John L. Shover
The Abolitionist Legacy: From Reconstruction to the NAACP, James M. McPherson Reviewed by Clayborne Carson
American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia, Edmund S. Morgan Reviewed by Jack P. Greene
Trotsky: An Appreciation of His Life, Joel Carmichael Reviewed by Peter Juviler
Asia and the Road Ahead: Issues for the Major Powers, Robert A. Scalapino Reviewed by Steven I. Levine
Ballots for Freedom: Antislavery Politics in the United States, 1837-1860, Richard H. Sewell Reviewed by James M. McPherson
The Political Police in Britain, Tony Bunyan Reviewed by Frank J. Donner
Politics and the Migrant Poor in Mexico City, Wayne A. Cornelius Reviewed by Alejandro Portes
Multinational Corporations and the Politics of Dependence: Copper in Chile, Theodore H. Moran Reviewed by Robert G. Hawkins
The Politics of Pluralism: A Comparative Study of Lebanon and Ghana, Audrey C. Smock and David R. Smock Reviewed by M. Crawford Young
Coups and Army Rule in Africa: Studies in Military Style, Samuel Decalo Reviewed by Lewis Brownstein