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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003.
Miles to go.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Daniel P Moynihan
|Description:||245 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Three decades of The public interest --
Repealing economics --
Defining deviancy down --
America at midnight? --
Drug wars --
The coming of age of American social policy.
|Responsibility:||Daniel Patrick Moynihan.|
Because Senator Moynihan has long been a defender of the policies whose fortunes he follows here, Miles to Go is in a sense autobiographical, an exemplary account of the social life of the body politic. As it guides us through government's attempts to grapple with thorny problems like family disintegration, welfare, health care, deviance, and addiction, it also reflects on larger, ongoing concerns about civil rights and the fate of capitalism. These, along with the meaning of the Contract with America, are all part of this trenchant analysis of the changing welfare state.