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Zelizers Book Corner

Zelizer's Book Corner: Jason Scott Smith, Building a New Deal Liberalism

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Building a New Deal Liberalism offers a fascinating history of New Deal public works programs, challenging the conventional arguments about the problems with these projects.

Zelizer's Book Corner: Frank Lambert's Religion in American Politics

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Frank Lambert's Religion in American Politics is a perfect starting point for understanding just how deep the tradition of liberal religious activism runs.

Zelizer's Book Corner -- Anthony J. Badger's FDR: The First Hundred Days

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Anthony Badger's FDR: The First Hundred Days reveals the truth behind the myths circulating in Washington about whether a president can undertake major initiatives during a crisis.

Zelizer's Book Corner: Can We Move Beyond Polarization in Washington?

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

If President-elect Obama is serious about post-partisanship, he will need to deal with some of the institutional factors that cause polarization regardless of who is in power.

Zelizer's Book Corner: Larry Bartels' Unequal Democracy

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Bartels provides readers with stunning statistical data about the close connection between partisanship, policy, and economic inequality. The book demonstrates that it will make a huge difference which party will be in power after November.