American Politics, Then and Now: And Other Essays

American Politics, Then and Now: And Other Essays

By: James Q. Wilson (author)Hardback

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James Q. Wilson is one of America's most distinguished public policy scholars. This quintessential volume brings together decades of his writing and thinking on all facets of American culture, society, and government. Wilson muses about the changing nature of American politics, terrorism and extremism, the role of the media, the intersection of science, religion, and politics, and the revival of the old-fashioned notion of "character."

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James Q. Wilson lectures at Pepperdine University and Boston College. Wilson received a lifetime achievement award from the American Political Science Association and the Bradley Prize from the Bradley Foundation. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Wilson is the chairman of the council of Academic Advisers of the American Enterprise Institute.

Contents

Acknowlegements Preface Part 1: The Changing Nature of American Politics Chapter 1: American Politics Then and Now Chapter 2: "Public Intelectuals" and Public Policy Chapter 3: The Rediscovery of Charcter: Private Virtue and Public Policy Chapter 4: The Press at War Chapter 5: Defining the "Peace Party" Chapter 6: Bowling with Others Chapter 7: How Divided Are We? Part 2: Religion and Politics Chapter 8: Religion and Polarization Chapter 9: Why Don't Jews Like Christians Who Like Them? Chapter 10: What Makes a Terrorist? Chapter 11: The Reform Islam Needs Chapter 12: Islam and Freedom Chapter 13: Democracy for All? Part 3: Heredity and Politics Chapter 14: The DNA of Politics: Genes Shape Our Beliefs, Our Values, and Even Our Votes Chapter 15: The Future of Blame Conclusion: America Versus the World Index About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/06/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780844743196
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9780844743196
  • weight: 481
  • ISBN10: 0844743194

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