The Once and Future Russia

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In Essence

"The Effects of Negative Political Advertisements: A Meta-Analytic Assessment" by Richard R. Lau et al.; "Do Negative Campaigns Mobilize or Suppress Turnout? Clarifying the Relationship between Negativity and Participation" by Kim Fridkin Kahn and Patrick J. Kenney; "Negative Campaign Advertising: Demobilizer or Mobilizer?" by Martin P. Wattenberg and Craig Leonard Brians; and "Replicating Experiments Using Aggregate and Survey Data: The Case of Negative Advertising and Turnout" by Stephen D. Ansolabehere et al., in American Political Science Review (Dec. 1999), 1527 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Globalization and American Power" by Kenneth N. Waltz, in The National Interest (Spring 2000), 1112 16th St., N.W., Ste. 540, Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Landmines: Why the Korea Exception Should Be the Rule" by John F. Troxell, in Parameters (Spring 2000), U.S. Army War College, 122 Forbes Ave., Carlisle, Pa. 17013–5238.

"Inequality and Unemployment in Europe: The American Cure" by James K. Galbraith, Pedro Conceição, and Pedro Ferreira, in New Left Review (Sept.–Oct. 1999), 6 Meard St., London W1V 3HR, England.

"The Microfinance Promise" by Jonathan Morduch, in Journal of Economic Literature (Dec. 1999), American Economic Assn., 2014 Broadway, Ste. 305, Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

"Abortion and Brain Waves" by Gregg Easterbrook, in The New Republic (Jan. 31, 2000), 1220 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Presenting Slavery: The Perils of Telling America’s Racial Story" by James Oliver Horton, in The Public Historian (Fall 1999), Dept. of History, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93106–9410.

"Capsule History" by Lester A. Reingold, in American Heritage (Nov. 1999), Forbes Building, 60 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10011.

"Why Men Rape" by Randy Thornhill and Craig T. Palmer, in The Sciences (Jan.–Feb. 2000), New York Academy of Sciences, Two E. 63rd St., New York, N.Y. 10021.

"The Sunday Mails" by David P. Currie, in The Green Bag (Summer 1999), P.O. Box 14222, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

"Maglev: A New Approach" by Richard F. Post, in Scientific American (Jan. 2000), 415 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017–1111.

"The Need for Nuclear Power" by Richard Rhodes and Denis Beller, in Foreign Affairs (Jan.–Feb. 2000), 58 E. 68th St., New York, N.Y. 10021.

"What We Talk about When We Talk about Culture" by Matthew Greenfield, in Raritan (Fall 1999), Rutgers Univ., 31 Mine St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08903.

"What We Talk about When We Talk about Culture" by Matthew Greenfield, in Raritan (Fall 1999), Rutgers Univ., 31 Mine St., New Brunswick, N.J. 08903.

"Babylonian Frolics: H. L. Mencken and The American Language" by Raymond Nelson, in American Literary History (Winter 1999), Oxford Univ. Press, 2001 Evans Rd., Cary, N.C. 27513–2009.

"My Career Redeeming Slaves" by John Eibner, in Middle East Quarterly (Dec. 1999), 1500 Walnut St., Ste. 1050, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102–3523; and "The False Promise of Slave Redemption" by Richard Miniter, in The Atlantic Monthly (July 1999), 77 N. Washington St., Boston, Mass. 02114.

"When Financial Incentives Encourage Work: The Canadian Self-Sufficiency Project" by Charles Michalopoulos, Philip K. Robins, David E. Card, and Gordon Berlin, in Focus (Fall 1999), 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Social Science Bldg., Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wis. 53706.

"Is Latin America Doomed to Failure?" by Peter Hakim, in Foreign Policy (Winter 1999–2000), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

"Gender Equality in ‘the Most Equal Country in the World’? Money and Marriage in Sweden" by Charlott Nyman, in The Sociological Review (Nov. 1999), Keele Univ., Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, England.

Reviews of new research at public agencies and private institutions

Book Reviews

THE TIPPING POINT: How Little Things Make a Big Difference. By Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown. 288 pp. $24.95

THE DANGEROUS PASSION: Why Jealousy Is as Necessary as Love and Sex. By David M. Buss. Free Press. 260 pp. $25

LOST REVOLUTIONS: The South in the 1950s.

By Pete Daniel. Univ. of North Carolina Press. 392 pp. $45 hardcover, $19.95 paper

A LIFE IS MORE THAN A MOMENT: The Desegregation of Little Rock’s Central High.

Text and photos by Will Counts. Introduction by Will Campbell. Essays by Ernest Dumas and Robert S. McCord. Indiana Univ. Press. 96 pp. $29.95

THE HEART IS A LITTLE TO THE LEFT: Essays on Public Morality.

By William Sloane Coffin. Dartmouth/New England. 95 pp. $15.95

HERE I STAND: My Struggle for a Christianity of Integrity, Love and Equality.

By John Shelby Spong. Harper. 464 pp. $25

FAITH WORKS: Lessons from the Life of an Activist Preacher.

By Jim Wallis. Random House. 400 pp. $23.95


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