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The Coming of Custodial Democracy

- Abstract

Although we may be seeing a traditional liberal cycle in policies
that affect middle-class and upper-class interests, education, the environment, industrial regulation, and the like, policies aimed at the black underclass in the inner city are likely to



About the Author

Charles Murray is the W.H. Brady scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author most recently of In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State (2006). This article has been adapted from a presentation at the annual Herzliya Conference in Israel in January.