The Long Road to Better Schools

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"Crackup of the Committees" by Richard E. Cohen, in National Journal (July 31, 1999), 1501 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

"Richard Russell and Earl Warren’s Commission: The Politics of an Extraordinary Investigation" by Max Holland, in Miller Center Report (Spring 1999), P.O. Box 5106, Charlottesville, Va. 22905.

"Darwin’s Truth, Jefferson’s Vision" by Melvin Konner, in The American Prospect (July–Aug. 1999), P.O. Box 383080, Cambridge, Mass. 02238.

"Second Thoughts" by Francis Fukuyama, and "Responses to Fukuyama" by Harvey Mansfield et al., in The National Interest (Summer 1999), 1112 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Nuremberg, Misremembered" by Jeremy Rabkin, in SAIS Review (Summer–Fall 1999), 1619 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Does China Matter?" by Gerald Segal, in Foreign Affairs (Sept.–Oct. 1999), 58 E. 68th St., New York, N.Y. 10021.

"U.S. Wage-Inequality Trends and Recent Immigration" by Robert I. Lerman, in The American Economic Review (May 1999), American Economic Assn., 2014 Broadway, Ste. 305, Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

"Adam Smith: Critical Theorist?" by Keith Tribe, in Journal of Economic Literature (June 1999), American Economic Assn., 2014 Broadway, Ste. 305, Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

"Is Inflation Dead?" by Roger E. Brinner, in The New England Economic Review (Jan.–Feb. 1999), Research Dept., Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, P.O. Box 2076, Boston, Mass. 02106–2076.

"How We Mate" by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, in City Journal (Summer 1999), Manhattan Inst., 52 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017.

"The Making of the Domestic Occasion: The History of Thanksgiving in the United States" by Elizabeth Pleck, in The Journal of Social History (Summer 1999) Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.

"The Honest Politican’s Guide to Juvenile Justice in the Twenty-First Century" by Barry C. Feld, in The Annals (July 1999) of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 3937 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104.

"‘An Ideal Life in the Woods for Boys’": Architecture and Culture in the Earliest Summer Camps," by W. Barksdale Maynard, in Winterthur Portfolio (Spring 1999), Univ. of Chicago Press, Journals Division, P.O. Box 37005, Chicago, Ill. 60637.

"The Origins of Soul Food in Black Urban Identity: Chicago, 1915–1947" by Tracy N. Poe, in American Studies International (Feb. 1999), George Washington Univ., Washington, D.C. 20052.

"What I Saw in the Digital Sea" by Frank Houston, in Columbia Journalism Review (July–Aug. 1999), Journalism Bldg., 2950 Broadway, Columbia Univ., New York, N.Y. 10027.

"Religious Outlook, Culture War Politics, and Antipathy toward Christian Fundamentalists" by Louis Bolce and Gerald De Maio, in Public Opinion Quarterly (Spring 1999), Annenberg Public Policy Center, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 3620 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104–6220.

"The Littlest Patient" by Dario O. Fauza, in The Sciences (July–Aug. 1999), New York Academy of Sciences, 2 E. 63rd St., New York, N.Y. 10021.

"A View from the Bridge: The Two Cultures Debate, Its Legacy, and the History of Science" by D. Graham Burnett, in Daedalus (Spring 1999), Norton’s Woods, 136 Irving St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138.

"Jane Austen Changes Her Mind" by Christopher Clausen, in The American Scholar (Spring 1999), 1785 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Fourth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Those Who Disdain Cultural Studies Don’t Know What They’re Talking About" by Rita Felski, in The Chronicle of Higher Education (July 23, 1999), 1255 23rd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037.

"The Decline of Revolutionary Islam in Algeria and Egypt" by Fawaz A. Gerges, in Survival (Spring 1999), International Institute for Strategic Studies, 23 Tavistock St., London, England WC2E 7NQ.

"Mexico’s Coming Backlash" by M. Delal Baer, in Foreign Affairs (July–Aug. 1999), 58 E. 68th St., New York, N.Y. 10021.

"Health Care in Canada: Incrementalism under Fiscal Duress" by C. David Naylor, in Health Affairs (May–June 1999), 7500 Old Georgetown Rd., Ste. 600, Bethesda, Md. 20814–6133.

Reviews of new research at public agencies and private institutions

Book Reviews

NO OTHER BOOK: Selected Essays. By Randall Jarrell. Edited by Brad Leithauser. HarperCollins. 376 pp. $27.50
REMEMBERING RANDALL: A Memoir of Poet, Critic, and Teacher Randall Jarrell. By Mary von Schrader Jarrell. HarperCollins. 173 pp. $22

THE SOUL OF BATTLE: From Ancient Times to the Present Day, How Three Great Liberators Vanquished Tyranny. By Victor Davis Hanson. Free Press. 480 pp. $30

FRANCE ON THE BRINK: A Great Civilization Faces the New Century. By Jonathan Fenby. Arcade. 449 pp. $27.95

SIN IN SOFT FOCUS: Pre-Code Hollywood. By Mark A. Vieira. Harry N. Abrams. 240 pp. $39.95

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930–1934. By Thomas Doherty. Columbia Univ. Press. 430 pp. $49.50 cloth, $19.50 paper

THE HOLOCAUST IN AMERICAN LIFE. By Peter Novick. Houghton Mifflin. 373 pp. $27
SELLING THE HOLOCAUST: From Auschwitz to Schindler, How History Is Bought, Sold, and Packaged. By Tim Cole. Routledge. 214 pp. $22.95


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Michael Kazin

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