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Curing Medicare
A Doctor's View on How Our Health Care System Is Failing Older Americans and How We Can Fix It
Andy Lazris
Lazris offers straightforward solutions to ensure Medicare's solvency through sensible cost-effective plans that do not restrict patient choice or negate the doctor-patient relationship.



Deceit on the Road to War
Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy
John M. Schuessler
In Deceit on the Road to War, John M. Schuessler examines how U.S. presidents have deceived the American public about fundamental decisions of war and peace. Deception has been deliberate, he suggests, as presidents have sought to shift blame for war onto others in some cases and oversell its benefits in others.



Delivering the People's Message
The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate
Julia R. Azari
Julia R. Azari finds that when the presidency enjoys high public esteem and party polarization is low, mandate rhetoric is less frequent and employs broad themes.



Democracy's Children
Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics
John McGowan
How do American intellectuals try to achieve their political and social goals? By what means do they articulate their hopes for change? John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to...



Democratic Hope
Pragmatism and the Politics of Truth
Robert B. Westbrook
Pragmatism, as Richard Rorty has said, "names the chief glory of our country's intellectual tradition." In Democratic Hope, Robert B. Westbrook examines the varieties of classical pragmatist thought in the work of John Dewey, William James, and Charles Peirce.



Disability Rights and the American Social Safety Net
Jennifer L. Erkulwater
The recent history of the American welfare state has been viewed with dismay by those on the left because of the steady contraction of benefits under both Republican and Democratic administrations. In contrast, Jennifer L. Erkulwater describes the...



Dismantling Solidarity
Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal
Michael A. McCarthy
Why has old-age security become less solidaristic and increasingly tied to risky capitalist markets? Drawing on rich archival data that covers more than fifty years of American history, Michael A. McCarthy argues that the critical driver was policymakers' reactions to capitalist crises and their political imperative to promote capitalist growth. 



Divided Highways
Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life
Tom Lewis
An engaging history of the people and policies that profoundly transformed the American landscape—and the daily lives of Americans.



Divided Union
The Politics of War in the Early American Republic
Scott A. Silverstone
Between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the United States was embroiled in competitive inter-state politics. Although it did not directly involve itself in European affairs, the United States did engage regularly in dangerous struggles with...



Dividing Citizens
Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy
Suzanne Mettler
Rich with implications for current debates over citizenship and welfare policy, this book provides a detailed historical account of how governing institutions and public policies shape social status and civic life.



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