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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 numerous mayoralty elections in big cities this year should, some argue, tell us once and for all whether the “backlash” voter now has the...

A person like myself, who grew up in Southern California, finds it increasingly difficult to understand people who say they understand California. “Explaining California,” especially...

“Beware,” Adam Clayton Powell once wrote, “of Greeks bearing gifts, colored men looking for loans, and whites who understand the Negro.”1 He might well have...