ROBERT B. HAWKINS, Jr.
As this book prepares to go to press in July 1982, the future of the president's New Federalism proposals is uncertain. For the moment, the momentum behind federalist reform has slowed. But it would be a mistake to see this temporary lull as a sign that the federalist idea is languishing in America. On the contrary, every indication is that federalism will persist for years to come as a central issue in American politics. For there is a growing consensus among Americans that the federal government has finally exceeded its political and administrative capabilities. In numerous areas of our lives, our representative governmental process -- our