THE ORIGINS OF THE KOREAN WAR by Bruce Cumings, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton, University Press, 1981 A perfect demonstration of how domestic politics and international economics affect American policy.

PROSPERITY AND PUBLIC SPENDING by Edward Nell, Winchester, Mass.: Unwin Hyman, 1988

Refutes the conventional view that there are no new ideas in economics and that there are no alternatives to economic austerity.

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE NEW DEAL ORDER by Steve Fraser and Gary Gerstle, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989

An overdue reexamination of how American politics used to be configured.

SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE by William Greider, New York: Touchstone Books, 1989

The best of all the books on the Federal Reserve and the politics of monetary policy. March 12: Sociologist Daniel Bell March 19: Economist Alice Rivlin March 26: Anthropologist Eric Wolf April 9: Economist Murray Weidenbaum April 16: Sociologist Joyce Ladner April 23: Demographer Samuel Preston April 30: Psychologist M.Brewster Smith May 7: Conclusion: The social sciences in the 21st century

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