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James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson teaches at Pepperdine University and is the coauthor of American Government: Institutions and Policies (Wadsworth).

The Challenge of Crime: Rethinking Our Response by Henry Ruth and Kevin R. Reitz Harvard. 374 pp. $35.00 This book offers many sensible, thoughtful suggestions on...

The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush by David Frum Random House. 303 pp. $25.95 Character IS destiny, according to the aphorism made...

Everyone knows that this country has suffered a remarkable rise in the number of single-parent, female-headed families, and that things were not always this way....

Schools, Vouchers, and the American Public by Terry M. Moe Brookings. 350 pp. $29.95 Wherever vouchers for school children have been put to a vote, they have been...

The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism by Robert William Fogel Chicago. 383 pp. $25.00 Robert Fogel, a Nobel laureate in economics, is best...

Today we wonder whether the whole world might become democratic. Acting on the belief that it can, our government has bent its energies toward encouraging...

Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan by Edmund Morris Random House. 874 pp. $35.00 The central argument of this much-discussed and widely denounced book is that...

How can we explain the United States? How, that is, can we explain a nation that from its inception until today has remained unique in...

America in Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible by Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom Simon & Schuster. 704 pp. $32.50 Suppose you were on a trip...

Race, Crime, and the Law by Randall Kennedy Pantheon. 539 pp. $30.00 Four decades ago, the civil-rights movement began in earnest. Over three decades ago, the...

Imagine the country we now inhabit—big, urban, prosperous—with one exception: the automobile has not been invented. We have trains and bicycles, and some kind of...

Our courts, which have mishandled abortion, may be on the verge of mishandling homosexuality. As a consequence of two pending decisions, we may be about...