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Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, Fall

Democracy, Governance, and Economic Performance
Democracy, Governance, and Economic Performance By Yi Feng Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003. Pp. xvii, 383. $40.00 cloth, $27.00 paperback.In Democracy, Governance, and Economic Performance, Yi Feng provides a panorama of some great puzzles of the intellectual...
Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault
* Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault By Stephen R. C. Hicks Tempe, Ariz.: Scholargy, 2004. Pp. v, 230. $29.95 cloth, $18.95 paperback.In Explaining Postmodernism, Stephen R. C. Hicks seeks to explain the nature...
Michael Oakeshott: An Introduction
* Michael Oakeshott: An Introduction By Paul Franco New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2004. Pp. 224. $30.00 clothMichael Oakeshott was one of the most elusive and intriguing intellectuals of the twentieth century. He received a doctorate in history...
The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier
* The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier By Terry L. Anderson and Peter J. Hill Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2004. Pp. xii, 263. $24.95 cloth.As the tide suggests, Terry Anderson and P. J. Hill's new book is not about...
The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth
* The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth By Robert D. Atkinson Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar, 2004. Pp. vii, 357. $85.00 cloth.The Past and Future of America's Economy is a discourse on the economic...
The Size of Nations
The Size of Nations By Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003. Pp. 272. $35.00 cloth.In The Size of Nations, Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore investigate two interesting and related issues: how big a nation ought to...