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9780807033135 | Beacon Pr, October 28, 2014, cover price $27.95

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Product Description: A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world.In an age of genocide, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and torture, evil threatens us in ways radically different from tsunamis and financial panics...read more
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9780307271853 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 27, 2011, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world.

Paperback:

9780307473011 | Vintage Books, September 4, 2012, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world.

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Product Description: The United States remains a deeply religious country and religion plays an inextricably critical role in American politics. Controversy over issues such as abortion is fueled by opposition in the Catholic Church and among conservative Protestants, candidates for the presidency are questioned about their religious beliefs, and the separation of church and state remains hotly contested...read more
By Ira Katznelson (editor) and Alan Wolfe (editor)
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9780691147284 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 30, 2010, cover price $82.50 | About this edition: The United States remains a deeply religious country and religion plays an inextricably critical role in American politics.

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9780691147291 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 30, 2010, cover price $42.00 | About this edition: The United States remains a deeply religious country and religion plays an inextricably critical role in American politics.

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Product Description: A compelling and deeply felt exploration and defense of liberalism: what it actually is, why it is relevant today, and how it can help our society chart a forward course.The Future of Liberalism represents the culmination of four decades of thinking and writing about contemporary politics by Alan Wolfe, one of America’s leading scholars, hailed by one critic as “one of liberalism’s last and most loyal sons...read more
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9780307266774 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 3, 2009, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A compelling and deeply felt exploration and defense of liberalism: what it actually is, why it is relevant today, and how it can help our society chart a forward course.

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9780307386250 | Vintage Books, February 9, 2010, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A compelling and deeply felt exploration and defense of liberalism: what it actually is, why it is relevant today, and how it can help our society chart a forward course.

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Product Description: Christianity, not religion in general, has been important for American democracy. With this bold thesis, Hugh Heclo offers a panoramic view of how Christianity and democracy have shaped each other. Heclo shows that amid deeply felt religious differences, a Protestant colonial society gradually convinced itself of the truly Christian reasons for, as well as the enlightened political advantages of, religious liberty...read more
By Mary Jo Bane (contributor), Hugh Heclo, Michael Kazin (contributor) and Alan Wolfe (contributor)
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9780674025141 | Harvard Univ Pr, June 30, 2007, cover price $30.00

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9780674032309 | Harvard Univ Pr, March 31, 2009, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Christianity, not religion in general, has been important for American democracy.

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School choice has lately risen to the top of the list of potential solutions to America's educational problems, particularly for the poor and the most disadvantaged members of society. Indeed, in the last few years several states have held referendums on the use of vouchers in private and parochial schools, and more recently, the Supreme Court reviewed the constitutionality of a scholarship program that uses vouchers issued to parents. While there has been much debate over the empirical and methodological aspects of school choice policies, discussions related to the effects such policies may have on the nation's moral economy and civil society have been few and far between. School Choice, a collection of essays by leading philosophers, historians, legal scholars, and theologians, redresses this situation by addressing the moral and normative side of school choice.The twelve essays, commissioned for a conference on school choice that took place at Boston College in 2001, are organized into four sections that consider the relationship of school choice to equality, moral pluralism, institutional ecology, and constitutionality. Each section consists of three essays followed by a critical response. The contributors are Patrick McKinley Brennan, Charles L. Glenn, Amy Gutmann, David Hollenbach, S. J., Meira Levinson, Sanford Levinson, Stephen Macedo, John T. McGreevy, Martha Minow, Richard J. Mouw, Joseph O'Keefe, S. J., Michael J. Perry, Nancy L. Rosenblum, Rosemary C. Salomone, Joseph P. Viteritti, Paul J. Weithman, and Alan Wolfe.
By Alan Wolfe (editor)
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9780691096605 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 1, 2002, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: School choice has lately risen to the top of the list of potential solutions to America's educational problems, particularly for the poor and the most disadvantaged members of society.

Paperback:

9780691096612 | Princeton Univ Pr, December 9, 2002, cover price $49.95

Miscellaneous:

9781400825424 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $37.50

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Has America, in its quest for goodness, sacrificed its sense of greatness? In this sharp-witted, historically informed book, veteran political observer Alan Wolfe argues that most Americans show greater concern with saving the country's soul than with making the nation great. Wolfe castigates both conservatives and liberals for opting for small-mindedness over greatness. Liberals, who at their best insisted on policies of national solidarity, have convinced themselves that small is beautiful, prefer multiculturalism to one nation, and are mistrustful of executive political power. Conservatives, who once embraced strong, active central government and an ideal of national citizenship, now support huge tax cuts that undermine America's future ability to undertake any ambitious, long-term project at home or abroad. No great society, in Wolfe's view, has ever been built on the cheap. Wolfe notes that neither the conservatives' call for small-scale faith-based initiatives nor the recent embrace on the left of a grassroots "civil society" can provide health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans or ensure national security in an age of terrorism. To find better solutions, Wolfe looks back at specific moments in our national experience, when, in the face of sharp resistance, aspirations for the idea of national greatness shaped American history. He demonstrates how a bold and ambitious political agenda, championed at various times by Alexander Hamilton, John Marshall, Abraham Lincoln, and the two Roosevelts, steered the country toward periods of national strength and unity. Steeped in a colorful, panoramic reading of history, Return to Greatness offers a fresh take on American national identity and purpose. A call to action for a renewed embrace of the ideal of an activist federal government and bold policy agendas, it is sure to become a centerpiece of national debate.
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9780691119335 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 31, 2005, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Has America, in its quest for goodness, sacrificed its sense of greatness?

Miscellaneous:

9781400826506 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 2, 2008, cover price $30.95

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Product Description: The past few decades have brought a shift in the nature of American democracy—an alarming shift that threatens such liberal democratic values as respect for pluralism, acceptance of the separation of powers, and recognition of the rights of opposition parties...read more
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9780300108590 | Yale Univ Pr, September 18, 2006, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: The current political conditions that endanger the quality of American democracy are identified in this analysis of how religion and morality have replaced political and economic self-interest as guiding principles.

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9780300126105 | Yale Univ Pr, September 28, 2007, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The past few decades have brought a shift in the nature of American democracy—an alarming shift that threatens such liberal democratic values as respect for pluralism, acceptance of the separation of powers, and recognition of the rights of opposition parties.

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9780815795155 | Brookings Inst Pr, November 30, 2006, cover price $18.95

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A sociological study of religion in America challenges conceptions that the United States is the most religious western nation, citing a rise in religious sentiments and institutions in recent history while identifying key differences in current and traditional belief systems. Reprint.
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9780743228398 | Free Pr, August 26, 2003, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A sociological study of religion in America challenges conceptions that the United States is the most religious western nation, citing a rise in religious sentiments and institutions in recent history while identifying key differences in current and traditional belief systems.

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9780226905181 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, April 1, 2005), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A sociological study of religion in America challenges conceptions that the United States is the most religious western nation, citing a rise in religious sentiments and institutions in recent history while identifying key differences in current and traditional belief systems.

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The director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life shares his latest collection of essays on a broad range of topics, from sex to consumption-offering a clear-eyed, ideology-free perspective on contemporary events and movements. (Social Science)
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9780472098651 | Univ of Michigan Pr, August 1, 2003, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life shares his latest collection of essays on a broad range of topics, from sex to consumption-offering a clear-eyed, ideology-free perspective on contemporary events and movements.

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9780472068654 | Univ of Michigan Pr, November 1, 2004, cover price $19.95

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Product Description: "No sociologist now writing is able to capture and describe American manners and morals better than Alan Wolfe."—David BrooksWhat is the difference between right and wrong? What does it mean to lead a good life? How binding is the marriage vow? What are your obligations to an employer? To your friends? To yourself? Is it always immoral to tell a lie? "[A]n alert and knowledgeable social critic," Alan Wolfe asked Americans around the country such questions in "his intriguing exploration of our collective character, testing prevailing notions of the culture war" (New York Times Book Review)...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
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9780393323023 | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 1, 2002, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: "No sociologist now writing is able to capture and describe American manners and morals better than Alan Wolfe.

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An eminent sociologist and public intellectual ventures into the minds and hearts of Americans to determine how we really think about morality in today's age, focusing on traditional values of loyalty, self-restraint, honesty, and forgiveness. (view table of contents)
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9780393048438 | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 1, 2001, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Ventures into the minds and hearts of Americans to determine how we really think about morality in today's age, focusing on traditional values of loyalty, self-restraint, honesty, and forgiveness.

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Concluding that all cultural divides are exaggerated, this monumental critique of American culture finds a remarkable uniformity of opinion among middle class Americans on a wide variety of supposedly divisive issues. Reprint. NYT.
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9780140275728 | Penguin USA, March 1, 1999, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Reveals that many Americans share the same opinions and values about middle class society

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Product Description: Addressing volatile social issues such as gender, pornography, race, welfare, immigration, and schooling, Alan Wolfe examines the ills of American society in the 1990s. He shows that it is possible to be critical and fair at the same time, and concludes that social criticism does not lie within the boundaries of either left-wing or right-wing ideas, but rather is connected to a broad understanding of liberalism...read more
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9780226905167 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 4, 1996, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Addressing volatile social issues such as gender, pornography, race, welfare, immigration, and schooling, Alan Wolfe examines the ills of American society in the 1990s.

Paperback:

9780226905174 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, June 6, 1998), cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Addressing volatile social issues such as gender, pornography, race, welfare, immigration, and schooling, Alan Wolfe examines the ills of American society in the 1990s.

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A survey divulges surprising information regarding the supposed division between The Left--pro-welfare, pro-abortion, etc.--and The Right--pro-family, anti-abortion, etc.--proving that many Americans share the same opinions and values, in an insightful look at middle class society. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
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9780670876778 | Viking Pr, February 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Reveals that many Americans share the same opinions and values about middle class society

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9784770016379 | Kodansha Amer Inc, December 1, 1996, cover price $10.00

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9780273607632 | Financial Times Management, October 1, 1994, cover price $77.50

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Product Description: This critique of modern American intellectual life examines the antihumanism underlying many contemporary academic trends and calls for a return to a moral and humanistic social science in which the qualities that distinguish humans as a species are given full rein.
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9780520080133 | Univ of California Pr, March 1, 1993, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: This critique of modern American intellectual life examines the antihumanism underlying many contemporary academic trends and calls for a return to a moral and humanistic social science in which the qualities that distinguish humans as a species are given full rein.

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9780520089419 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr on Demand, August 1, 1994), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: This critique of modern American intellectual life examines the antihumanism underlying many contemporary academic trends and calls for a return to a moral and humanistic social science in which the qualities that distinguish humans as a species are given full rein.

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9780273601678 | Financial Times Management, August 1, 1993, cover price $77.50

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Product Description: Life in America today bears little resemblance to that of 40 or 50 years ago. AIDS, crack, homelessness, latchkey children and surrogate mothers are all indicators that the pace of change has outstripped the ability of our institutions to adapt...read more
By Alan Wolfe (editor)
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9780520074767 | Univ of California Pr, October 1, 1991, cover price $48.00 | About this edition: Essays on the current state of American society look at the family, education, foreign trade, labor, health, religion, and politics

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9780520074774 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, September 1, 1992), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Life in America today bears little resemblance to that of 40 or 50 years ago.

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Criticizes pure economic or political approaches to social problems, and argues for the establishment of civil responsibilities
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9780520065512 | Univ of California Pr, July 1, 1989, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Criticizes pure economic or political approaches to social problems, and argues for the establishment of civil responsibilities

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9780520074262 | Univ of California Pr, May 1, 1991, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Criticizes pure economic or political approaches to social problems, and argues for the establishment of civil responsibilities

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9780896082076, titled "The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Threat: Domestic Sources of the Cold War Consensus" | Subsequent edition (South End Pr, March 1, 1985), cover price $25.00

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9780896082069, titled "The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Threat: Domestic Sources of the Cold War Consensus" | South End Pr, August 1, 1984, cover price $9.00
9780897580199 | South End Pr, June 1, 1980, cover price $9.00

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9780029348604 | Free Pr, October 1, 1980, cover price $18.95

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Hardcover:

9780029355701 | Free Pr, September 1, 1977, cover price $22.95

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