Contents


The Reagan Variety Show

The Supply-Side Revolution: An Insider’s Account of Policymaking in Washington by Paul Craig Roberts

Presidential Economics: The Making of Economic Policy from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond by Herbert Stein

The Barbaric Counter-Revolution: Cause and Cure by W. W. Rostow

Darn that Darning

Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-class Culture in America 1830–1870 by Karen Halttunen

The Light of the Home: An Intimate View of the Lives of Women in Victorian America by Harvey Green

Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America by Mary Kelley

Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages by Phyllis Rose

The Schools Flunk Out

A Place Called School: Prospects for the Future by John I. Goodlad

Horace’s Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School by Theodore R. Sizer

High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America by Ernest L. Boyer

High School Achievement: Public, Catholic, and Private Schools Compared by James S. Coleman, by Thomas Hoffer, by Sally Kilgore

A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform National Commission on Excellence in Education

Action for Excellence Task Force on Education for Economic Growth

Making the Grade Education Policy, background paper by Task Force on Federal Elementary and Secondary Paul E. Peterson

Educating Americans for the 21st Century Mathematics, Science and Technology National Science Board Commission on Precollege Education in

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