The Making of the Public Mind

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In Essence

"Religion and the Founders" by John Patrick Diggins, in Partisan Review (Summer 2001), Boston Univ., 236 Bay State Rd., Boston, Mass. 02215.

"Reagan and the Gorbachev Revolution: Perceiving the End of Threat" by Barbara Farnham, in Political Science Quarterly (Summer 2001), The Academy of Political Science, 475 Riverside Dr., Ste. 1274, New York, N.Y. 10115–1274.

"Privacy and the American Constitution" by David J. Garrow, in Social Research (Spring 2001), 65 Fifth Ave., Rm. 354, New York, N.Y. 10003.

"The Next NATO: Building an American Commonwealth of Nations" by James Kurth, in The National Interest (Fall 2001), 1112 16th St. N.W., Ste. 540, Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Missile Defense and the Transatlantic Security Relationship" by Wyn Q. Bowen, in International Affairs (July 2001), Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 350 Main St., Malden, Mass. 02148.

"Save Us from the States!" by Jonathan Walters, in Governing (June 2001), 1100 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Ste. 1300, Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Where Has All the Money Gone?" by Edward N. Wolff, in The Milken Institute Review (Third Quarter, 2001), 1250 Fourth St., 2nd fl., Santa Monica, Calif. 90401–1353.

"The Fates of Human Societies: A Review of Recent Macrohistories" by Gale Stokes, in The American Historical Review (April 2001), 400 A St. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003.

"Revamping Special Education" by Wade F. Horn and Douglas Tynan, in The Public Interest (Summer 2001), 1112 16th St. N.W., Ste. 530, Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Two—Make That Three—Cheers for the Chain Bookstores" by Brooke Allen, in The Atlantic Monthly (July/Aug. 2001), 77 N. Washington St., Boston, Mass. 02114.

" ‘Dancing Mothers’: The Chautauqua Movement in Twentieth-Century American Popular Culture" by Russell L. Johnson, in American Studies International (June 2001), 2108 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20052.

"Where are the Watchdogs?" by Lucinda Fleeson, in American Journalism Review (July/Aug. 2001), Univ. of Md., 1117 Journalism Bldg., College Park, Md., 20742–7111.

"The Reporter’s Privilege, Then and Now" by Stephen Bates, in Society (July–Aug. 2001), Transaction Periodicals Consortium, Rutgers Univ., P.O. Box 10826, New Brunswick, N.J. 08903.

"Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline" by Bernard Williams, in The Threepenny Review (Spring 2001), P.O. Box 9131, Berkeley, Calif. 94709.

"Mass Extinctions Pinned on Ice Age Hunters" by Leigh Dayton, "A Multispecies Overkill Simulation of the End-Pleistocene Megafaunal Mass Extinction" by John Alroy, and "New Ages for the Last Australian Megafauna: Continent-Wide Extinction about 46,000 Years Ago" by Richard G. Roberts, Timothy F. Flannery, et al., in Science (June 8, 2001), American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

"The Truth and the Hype of Hypnosis" by Michael R. Nash, in Scientific American (July 2001), 415 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017–1111.

"Dr. Darwin’s Rx" by Beth Saulnier, in Cornell Magazine (Mar.–Apr. 2001), Cornell Alumni Federation, 55 Brown Rd., Ithaca, N.Y. 14850–1247.

"Rockwell Kent Rediscovered" by Stephen May, in American Arts Quarterly (Spring 2001),
P.O. Box 1654, Cooper Station, New York, N.Y. 10276.

"Holden Caulfield’s Legacy" by David Castronovo, in New England Review (Spring 2001), Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

"Does Religion Matter? Christianity and Public Support for the European Union" by Brent F. Nelsen, James L. Guth, and Cleveland R. Fraser, in European Union Politics (June 2001), Sage Publications Ltd., P.O. Box 5096, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91359.

"Russia" by Anders Åslund, in Foreign Policy (July–Aug. 2001), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

average healthcare standards in Russia have fallen," Åslund maintains. Indeed, the infant mortality rate fell by 17 percent between 1993 and 1998.

"Blood Diamonds" by Frédéric Barrault, in African Geopolitics (Spring 2001), 815 15th St., N.W., Ste. 506, Washington, D.C. 20005; "The Failure of Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone" by William Reno, in Current History (May 2001), 4225 Main St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19127.

Reviews of new research at public agencies and private institutions

Book Reviews

KIERKEGAARD: A Biography. By Alastair Hannay. Cambridge Univ. Press. 496 pp. $34.95

WAR IN A TIME OF PEACE: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals. By David Halberstam. Scribner. 544 pp. $28


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Jean Bethke Elshtain

It is useful to step back from the debate over academic politics and values to see the evolution of the culture of higher education from a more impersonal perspective. One place to watch the change occurring is in the demise of the traditional academic disciplines.

Louis Menand

It's easy to go on about how bad most academic writing is these days, and how it became so during the past 30 or...

Jay Tolson

How the academic legal establishment failed to live up to its public responsibilities in the 2000 election.

Peter Berkowitz & Benjamin Wittes

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Karlyn Bowman

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Wilfred M. McClay

Tony Blair is dismantling the British state as it has existed since the 18th century. Is his new Britain a fair trade for the old?

Martin Walker

The debate between national sovereignty and human rights began in earnest after World War I and continues to this day.

James Chace

One good celebration (of the Wilson Quarterly´s 25th anniversary) deserves another.

Cullen Murphy

Papa Hemingway was a star. He gambled on fame and mostly won. But the old American fear that luck might run out caught up to him, too, in the end.

Michael Malone

It takes audacity to launch any new magazine, but it took a special sort of spirit to launch a magazine like the Wilson Quarterly in 1976.

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