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Kissinger and Acheson: The Secretary of State and the Cold War
Walter LaFeber reviews recent biographies of secretaries of state Dean Acheson and Henry Kissinger, noting that the two men were strikingly similar in their views of Europe, the southern hemispheres, and the American public. According to Lafeber, Acheson and Kissinger represented a break in the tradition of secretaries who had strong credentials in domestic politics, a tradition that now needs to be revived.

pp. 189-197

How Conservative Are American Catholics?
Andrew M. Greeley analyzes the political attitudes and voting behavior of American Catholic ethnics. He concludes that the popular view of Catholic ethnics being politically conservative or reactionary is not substantiated by empirical evidence.

pp. 199-218

Monitoring the Block Grant Program for Community Development
Richard P. Nathan, Paul R. Dommel, Sarah F. Liebschutz, and Milton D. Morris report on the impact of the block grant program authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act Of 1974. They find that under the new program, "generalist" local officials have gained a more prominent role in deciding how the grant money is spent, citizen participation in the decision-making process has increased, and there has been a focus on capital spending. The authors also find that the distribution formula has favored small and suburban jurisdictions while disadvantaging older and more distressed central cities.

pp. 219-244

Tactical Nuclear Weapons and Deterrence in Europe
Philip W. Dyer argues that the NATO tactical nuclear weapons presently positioned in Europe not only do not provide enough deterrent value to justify their existence, but that they complicate NATO planning more than that of the Soviets and should, therefore, be removed.

pp. 245-257

Decision Making in Israeli Foreign Policy: An Unplanned Process
Lewis Brownstein examines how foreign policy has been made in Israel in recent years. He shows that the process has been dominated by a small elite and that there has been lack of advance planning, an underdevelopment of in-house research capability, and a resistance to the use of outside experts.

pp. 259-279

The Office of Management and Budget that Almost Wasn't
Larry Berman discusses the efforts of three presidentially appointed advisory groups in trying to improve management practices within the executive branch. He contends that in all these efforts, the Bureau of the Budget obstructed proposed changes in the Executive Office of the President because it wished to preserve its post-1939 status as first among equals.

pp. 281-303


pp. 379-381

America as an Ordinary Country: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Future, Richard Rosecrance
Reviewed by John Spanier

pp. 305-306

Developing the ICBM: A Study in Bureaucratic Politics, Edmund Beard
Reviewed by Robert H. Trice

pp. 306-307

Perception and Misperception in International Politics, Robert L. Jervis
Reviewed by Bernard C. Cohen

pp. 308-309

The Last Chance: Nuclear Proliferation and Arms Control, William Epstein
Reviewed by George Quester

pp. 309-310

The Politics of Space: A Comparison of the Soviet and American Space Programs, William H. Schauer
Reviewed by John M. Logsdon

pp. 310-312

The "Tar Baby" Option: American Policy Toward Southern Rhodesia, Anthony Lake
Reviewed by Larry W. Bowman

pp. 312-313

Managing an Alliance: The Politics of U.S.-Japanese Relations, Priscilla Clapp, I. M. Destler, Hideo Sato and Haruhiro Fukui
Reviewed by Roger Dingman

pp. 314-315

The Hovering Giant: U.S. Response to Revolutionary Change in Latin America, Cole Blasier
Reviewed by Yale H. Ferguson

pp. 315-316

America's Moment: 1918, American Diplomacy at the End of World War I, Arthur Walworth
Reviewed by Lloyd C. Gardner

pp. 317-318

The Transformation of American Foreign Relations, 1865-1900, Charles S. Campbell
Reviewed by Daniel J. Leab

pp. 318-319

The New Presidential Elite: Men and Women in National Politics, Jeanne Kirkpatrick
Reviewed by Louis Maisel

pp. 319-321

Changing Campaign Techniques: Elections and Values in Contemporary Democracies, Louis Maisel
Reviewed by David L. Paletz

pp. 321-323

The First Amendment and the Future of American Democracy, Walter Berns
Reviewed by David Fellman

pp. 323-325

The American Police State: The Government Against the People, David Wise
Reviewed by Ralph M. Stein

pp. 325-326

The American Judicial Tradition: Profiles of Leading American Judges, G. Edward White
Reviewed by John B. Taylor

pp. 326-328

The Right and the Power: The Prosecution of Watergate, Leon Jaworski
Reviewed by Richard M. Pious

pp. 328-329

Setting National Priorities: The Next Ten Years, Charles L. Schultze and Henry Owen
Reviewed by Paul Atkinson

pp. 329-331

Henry Wallace, Harry Truman, and the Cold War, Richard J. Walton
Reviewed by John Garry Clifford

pp. 331-332

Social Program Implementation, Walter Williams and Richard F. Elmore
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Pressman

pp. 332-333

The Moon and the Ghetto: An Essay on Public Policy Analysis, Richard R. Nelson
Reviewed by Arnold J. Meltsner

pp. 333-335

Models in the Policy Process: Public Decision Making in the Computer Era, Martin Greenberger, Matthew A. Crenson and Brian L. Crissey
Reviewed by Bruce C. Vladeck

pp. 335-336

Poliscide, Theodore J. Lowi and Benjamin Ginsberg
Reviewed by Suzanne Weaver

pp. 336-337

Neighborhood Organization and Interest-Group Processes, David J. O'Brien
Reviewed by Paul E. Peterson

pp. 337-338

Patterns of Interracial Politics: Conflict and Cooperation in the City, Peter K. Eisinger
Reviewed by Francine F. Rabinovitz

pp. 338-339

Black Elected Officials: A Study of Black Americans Holding Governmental Office, James E. Conyers and Walter L. Wallace
Reviewed by Marguerite Ross Barnett

pp. 339-341

Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969, Steven F. Lawson
Reviewed by Charles S. Bullock III

pp. 341-342

The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925, Herbert G. Gutman
Reviewed by Andrew Billingsley

pp. 342-344

Television as a Cultural Force, Richard Adler and Douglass Cater ; The Manipulators: America in the Media Age, Robert Sobel
Reviewed by David L. Paletz

pp. 344-346

What Women Want: The Ideas of the Movement, Gayle Graham Yates
Reviewed by Cynthia Fuchs Epstein

p. 346

Explorations in General Theory: Essays in Honor of Talcott Parsons, Jan J. Loubser, Rainer C. Baum, Andrew Effrat and Victor Meyer Lidz
Reviewed by Bernard Barber

pp. 347-348

Ideology and Utopia in the United States 1956-1976, Irving Louis Horowitz
Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser

pp. 348-349

No Easy Choice: Political Participation in Developing Countries, Samuel P. Hungtinton and Joan M. Nelson
Reviewed by Aristide R. Zolberg

pp. 349-351

On Revolt: Strategies of National Liberation, J. Bowyer Bell
Reviewed by Paul Wilkinson

pp. 351-352

The Politics of Deference: A Study of the Mid-Nineteenth Century English Political System, David Cresap Moore
Reviewed by Stephen Koss

pp. 352-353

The Model Ombudsman: Institutionalizing New Zealand's Democratic Experiment, Larry B. Hill
Reviewed by Roger S. Clark

pp. 354-355

Belgium and Europe: A Study in Small Power Diplomacy, Jonathan E. Helmreich
Reviewed by Jeffrey Obler

pp. 355-357

Germany and the League of Nations, Christoph M. Kimmich
Reviewed by James Barros

pp. 357-358

In the Name of the People: Prophets and Conspirators in Prerevolutionary Russia, Adam B. Ulam
Reviewed by Marc Raeff

pp. 358-360

International Crisis: The Outbreak of World War I, Robert C. North and Eugenia V. Nomikos
Reviewed by Samuel R. Williamson

pp. 360-361

Mao Tsetung and China, C. P. FitzGerald
Reviewed by Anne F. Thurston

pp. 361-362

The Man Who Lost China: The First Full Biography of Chiang Kai-shek, Brian Crozier and Eric Chou
Reviewed by James P. Harrison

pp. 363-364

How Japan's Economy Grew So Fast: The Sources of Postwar Expansion, Edward F. Denison and William K. Chung
Reviewed by Alan H. Gleason

pp. 364-366

Legislative and Political Development: Lebanon, 1842-1972, Abdo I. Baaklini
Reviewed by Enver M. Koury

pp. 366-367

International Aid and National Decisions: Development Programs in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia, Leon Gordenker
Reviewed by Joel Samoff

pp. 367-369

Power, Politics and Progress: Social Change in Rural Peru, William Foote Whyte and Giorgio Alberti
Reviewed by Cynthia McClintock

pp. 369-370

Why Marxism? The Continuing Success of a Failed Theory, Robert G. Wesson
Reviewed by Theodore Mills Norton

pp. 370-371

Neurosis and Civilization: A Marxist/Freudian Synthesis, Michael Schneider
Reviewed by Eugene Victor Wolfenstein

pp. 372-373

Ideologies and Illusions: Revolutionary Thought from Herzen to Solzhenitsyn, Adam B. Ulam
Reviewed by Maurice Friedberg

pp. 373-374

The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America since 1945, George H. Nash
Reviewed by Harvard Sitkoff

pp. 374-375

Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, W. A. Swanberg
Reviewed by Lewis A. Coser

pp. 375-377

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