The Politics of Disappointment: American Elections, 1976-94

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Notes
1.
"Republicans Like Both Previews and Reruns," New York Times, 12 December 1994, E1; Mickey Kaus, The End of Equality ( New York: Basic Books, 1992).
2.
Edward Luttwak, "America's Insecurity Blanket," Washington Post National Weekly, 5-11December1994, 23.
3.
I quote from "Conversations with Gorbachev," broadcast on PBS's Channel 13, 1 January 1995.
4.
Aristotle, Politics, 1294b.
5.
The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, ed. Max Farrand ( New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1911), 1:51, 135.
6.
The Federalist, No. 63; The Debates in the Several State Conventions, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, ed. Jonathan Elliott ( Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1907), 2:69, 222.
7.
Sidney Verba, "The Voice of the People," PS 26 ( 1993): 678.
8.
John Locke, Second Treatise on Civil Government, para. 96; see also Herbert McClosky, "The Fallacy of Absolute Majority Rule," Journal of Politics 11 ( 1949): 643.
9.
George V. Higgins, Victories ( New York: Henry Holt, 1990), 298.
10.
Paul Kleppner, Who Voted? The Dynamics of Electoral Turnout, 1870-1980 ( New York: Praeger, 1982); John Petrocik, "Voter Turnout and Electoral Preference," in Elections in America, ed. Kay Lehman Schlozman ( Boston: Allen and Unwin, 1987), 239-60.
11.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America ( New York: Knopf, 1945), 2:105.
12.
Democracy in America, 2:108-9, 116-17; Aristotle, Politics, 1252b, 1278b.
13.
M. E. Olsen, "Social Participation and Voting Turnout," American Sociological Review 37 ( 1972): 317-33; G. D. H. Cole, Essays in Social Theory ( London: Macmillan, 1950), 103-4.
14.
Christopher Lasch, The True and Only Heaven ( New York: Norton, 1991), 157, 165-66.
15.
Mary Ann Glendon, Rights Talk ( New York: Free Press, 1991); Benjamin Radcliff, "The Welfare State, Turnout and the Economy," American Political Science Review 86 ( 1992): 444-54.
16.
Benjamin Ginsberg and Martin Shefter, Politics by Other Means ( New York: Basic Books, 1990); James Q. Wilson, "The Newer Deal," New Republic, 2 July 1990, 34-36.
17.
Walter Dean Burnham, "American Politics in the 1980s," Dissent 27 ( 1980): 155.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 12
  • 2 - South Wind, Warning: The Election of 1976 15
  • Notes 34
  • 3 - Presidential Leadership and Changing Parties: The Election of 1980 37
  • Notes 60
  • 4 - Old Virtues, New Magic: The Election of 1984 63
  • Notes 97
  • 5 - Enchantment's Ending: The Election of 1988 101
  • Notes 136
  • 6 - Thinking About Tomorrow Worriedly: The Election of 1992 143
  • Notes 173
  • 7 - Slouching Toward the Millennium: The Election of 1994 183
  • Notes 200
  • Index 203
  • About the Author 211
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