The debate over Senator John Kerry’s service in the Vietnam War sounded a sour and dispiriting note as the presidential campaign of 2004 approached the Labor Day weekend, the traditional start of the final and most serious phase of the campaign.
Books and Culture
In the debate over poverty in the United States, there are just two ideas, or at least it often seems that way.
In recent decades a growing number of social scientists, like Theda Skocpol, whose Diminished Democracy I reviewed in this space (
This is an important book, with much to offer, but it is also disappointing. Its importance lies in three converging factors.