Is Everything Relative?

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"Democracy and the Problem of Statesmanship" by Richard S. Ruderman, in The Review of Politics (Fall 1997), Box B, Notre Dame, Ind. 46556.

"Moist Eyes—From Rousseau to Clinton" by Clifford Orwin, in The Public Interest (Summer 1997), 1112 16th St. N.W., Ste. 530, Washington, D.C. 20036.

"How the Experts Got Voter Turnout Wrong Last Year" by Peter Bruce, "It’s Bruce Who Got the Turnout Story Wrong" by Curtis Gans, and "Reply to Gans" by Bruce, in The Public Perspective (Oct.–Nov. 1997), Roper Center, P.O. Box 440, Storrs, Conn. 06268–0440.

"Fragmentation and Hubris" by James Schlesinger, in The National Interest (Fall 1997), 1112 16th St. N.W., Ste. 540, Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Why Economic Sanctions Do Not Work" by Robert A. Pape, in International Security (Fall 1997), Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Univ., 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138.

"OPEC: An Obituary" by Fadhil. J. Chalabi, in Foreign Policy (Winter 1997–98), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

"The Regulation of Fuel Economy and the Demand for ‘Light Trucks’" by Paul E. Godek, in Journal of Law and Economics (Oct. 1997), Univ. of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, Ill. 60637.

"What Spending Spree?" by Cheryl Russell, in American Demographics (Sept. 1997), 11 River Bend Dr. S., Box 4949, Stamford, Conn. 06907–0949.

"Wages and the University Educated: a Paradox Resolved" by Frederic L. Pryor and David Schaffer, in Monthly Labor Review (July 1997), Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C. 20212.

"The Future of the Nonprofit Sector: Its Entwining with Private Enterprise and Government" by Burton A. Weisbrod, in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (Fall 1997), Univ. of Pennsylvania, 3620 Locust Walk, Ste. 3100, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104–6372.

"Learning-Free Zones" by Chester E. Finn, Jr., in Policy Review (Sept.–Oct. 1997), Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002.

"Conflicting Worlds of Welfare Reform" by Lawrence M. Mead, in First Things (Aug.–Sept. 1997), 156 Fifth Ave., Ste. 400, New York, N.Y. 10010.

"Batter Up! Moral Hazard and the Effects of the Designated Hitter Rule on Hit Batsmen" by Brian L. Goff, William F. Shughart II, and Robert D. Tollison, in Economic Inquiry (July 1997), Western Economic Assn., International Executive Office, 7400 Center Ave., Ste. 109, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92647–3039.

"The Future of History" by Richard J. Evans, in Prospect (Oct. 1997), 4 Bedford Sq., London WC1B 3RA.

"Double Punishment?" by Judith Sheppard in American Journalism Review (Nov. 1997), 8701 Adelphi Rd., Adelphi, Md. 20783–1716.

"American Jewish Liberalism: Unraveling the Strands" by Steven M. Cohen and Charles S. Liebman, in Public Opinion Quarterly (Fall 1997), Sociology Dept., Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Md. 20742–1315.

"Archaeologists Rediscover Cannibals" by Ann Gibbons, in Science (Aug. 1, 1997), 1200 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

"Ties That Bind: Do Corporate Dollars Strangle Scientific Research?" by Daniel Zalewski, in Lingua Franca (June–July 1997), 22 W. 38th St., New York, N.Y. 10018.

"Interaction between Birth Complications and Early Maternal Rejection in Predisposing Individuals to Adult Violence: Specificity to Serious, Early-Onset Violence" by Adrian Raine, Patricia Brennan, and Sarnoff A. Mednick, in The American Journal of Psychiatry (Sept. 1997), American Psychiatric Assn., 1400 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

"The Asphalt Rebellion" by Alan Ehrenhalt, in Governing (Oct. 1997), 1100 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Ste. 1300, Washington, D.C. 20036; "Look, Ma, No Hands!" by Corinna Wu, in Science News (Sept. 13, 1997), 1719 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Silver Slippers and a Golden Cap: L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Historical Memory in American Politics" by Gretchen Ritter, in Journal of American Studies (Aug. 1997), Cambridge Univ. Press, Journals Dept., 40 W. 20th St., New York, N.Y. 10011–4211.

"From The World Is Beautiful to The Family of Man: The Plight of Photography as a Modern Art" by Roger Seamon, in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (Summer 1997), American Society for Aesthetics, Haggerty Museum of Art, 404 Cudahy Hall, Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, Wis. 53201–1881.

"Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Russian Nationalism" by David G. Rowley, in Journal of Contemporary History (July 1997), SAGE Publications Ltd., P.O. Box 5096, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91359.

"Misreading Mexico" by M. Delal Baer, in Foreign Policy (Fall 1997), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

"‘God Created Me to Be a Slave’" by Elinor Burkett, in The New York Times Magazine (Oct. 12, 1997), 229 W. 43rd St., New York, N.Y. 10036.


Reviews of new research at public agencies and private institutions

Book Reviews

PLEASURE WARS: The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud. By Peter Gay. Norton. 301 pp. $29.95 JOHANNES BRAHMS: A Biography. By Jan Swafford. Knopf. 679 pp. $35


Nature has previously limited our ability to reach a biologically grounded understanding of ourselves and the world. But the new sciences of the mind are tearing down some of the most confounding obstacles.

Edward O. Wilson

The need for unified knowledge is unproved.

Richard Rorty

The author began writing a modern epic poem about an American hero, but his investigations touched off an academic skirmish.

Michael Lind

The rise of gated communities is only one product of seismic forces that are altering the U.S. political landscape. Americans are redefining the borders between public and private, in the places where they live as well as in Washington policy debates—on the public streets barricaded against criminals, in the downtowns revived by private business improvement districts. These experiments raise vital questions about our common life—and promise to rewrite the rules of American politics.

Andrew Stark

The poetry of Horace selected and introduced by Anthony Hecht

Anthony Hecht

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