Bibliography with Commentary

Other than the blog entries and the material in Chapters 1, 2 and 6 of the “Chapters” section of this website, at present the bulk of the content on the website is in the “Bibliography with Commentary” section. This is because I think there is greater credibility and authority in channeling the thoughtful work of established authors in the areas discussed than for me to expound personally on these matters. All of the content included in this section of the website relates to policies that I think should form the foundation of a Liberal Republican platform, or to the kinds of pragmatic thinking that should filter Liberal Republican thought.

*Click on the Citation for Available Commentary

Acemoglu, Daron and James Robinson. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. New York: Crown Business, 2013. 

Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism. Berlin: Schocken Books, 1951.

Barnes, James A., Michael Barone, Richard E. Cohen, and Charlie Cook. The Almanac of American Politics 2016. Bethesda, Maryland: Columbia Books Inc., 2015. 

Bartlett, Bruce. The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform — Why We Need It and What It Will Take. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.

Brands, H.W. Reagan: The Life. New York: Doubleday, 2015.

Douthat, Ross and Reihan Salam. Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream. New York: Anchor, 2009.

Fawcett, Edmund. Liberalism: The Life of an Idea. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Feeney, Nolan. “Pentagon: 7 in 10 Youths Would fail to Qualify for Military Service,” Time (New York, NY) June 29, 2014.

Forman, James Jr. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. —. “Racial Critiques of Mass Incarceration: Beyond the New Jim Crow.” Yale Law School Legal Scholarship, vol. 87 (2012): 101-146.

Gould, Lewis. Grand Old Party: A History of Republicans. New York: Random House, 2003.

Haass, Richard A. Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order. New York: Basic Books, 2013.

Harris, T. George. Romney’s Way: A Man and an Idea. New Orleans: Garrett County Press, 2012.

Howard, Phillip K. Life Without Lawyers: Restoring Responsibility in America. New York: W. Norton, 2010.

Jencks, Christopher. Rethinking Social Policy: Race, Poverty, and the Underclass. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Celebrating Christopher “Sandy” Jencks and the 40th anniversary of Inequality. Harvard Kennedy School.

Kabaservice, Geoffrey. Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Leovy, Jill. Ghettoside: A True Story Of Murder In America. Spiegel & Grau, 2015; Keller, Bill. “‘Ghettoside’s Author Jill Leovy on What We Have Learned Since Rodney King,” The Marshall Project (New York, NY), March 3, 2016.

Liveris, Andrew. Make It In America: The Case For Reinventing The Economy. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.

Mahbubani, Kishore. The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift to Global Power to the East. Reprint edition. Public Affairs, 2009.

Mann, Thomas E. and Norman J. Ornstein. It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism. New York: Basic Books, 2013.

Ramo, Joshua Cooper. The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2009.

Royko, Mike. Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago. New York: Penguin Group, 1988.

Saunders, Doug. Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History is Reshaping Our World. New York: Vintage, 2012.

Sawhill, Isabel V. Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2014.

Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr. The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1998.

Smith, Richard Norton. On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller. New York: Random House, 2014.

Steinberg, Jonathan. Bismarck: A Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Wilson, William Julius. More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009.