A Nation of Agents: The American Path to a Modern Self and Society. By James Block. Harvard University Press, 658 pp., $45.00.
School: The Story of American Public Education. Produced by Sarah Mondale and Sarah Patton. Public Broadcasting System.
School: The Story of American Public Education. By David Tyack et al. Beacon, 233 pp., $30.00.
The rise and fall of public housing
Social policy is inscribed on the landscape. And perhaps the most telling such inscription in U.S. cities is the public housing project, an inscription that is currently being erased.
The logic of "compassionate conservatism"
Compassionate Conservatism: What It Is, What It Does, and How It Can Transform America, by Marvin Olasky
America’s antigovernment tradition
A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government, by Garry Wills
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