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Sunday, June 29, 2008

An Exceptional Account of American Institutions, Cultures, and Policies--All in a Single Volume

Peter Schuck and James Q. Wilson have edited an impressive one-volume collection of essays on American insitutions, cultures, and policies. Understanding America: The Anatomy of an Exceptional Nation (Public Affairs 2008) is an extraordinary collection of essays by leading scholars covering a broad range of topics, including the political, legal, and economic systems; political and popular culture; religion; the media; family; immigration; race; education; health care; criminal justice; and drug policy. Schuck and Wilson present the volume as an exploration of American exceptionalism that specifies the ways in which America is unique among liberal democracies. The book provides important tools and insights useful to anyone writing on law and policy.

Posted by Tim Lytton on June 29, 2008 at 10:52 PM | Permalink

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