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  • The Rise of the Therapeutic Stateby Andrew J. Polsky

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 40.50

    Assuming that "marginal" citizens cannot govern their own lives, proponents of the therapeutic state urge casework intervention to reshape the attitudes and behaviors of those who live outside the social mainstream. Thus the victims of poverty, delinquency, family violence, and other problems are to be "normalized." But "normalize," to Andrew Polsky,... more...

  • Elusive Victoriesby Andrew J. Polsky

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99

    On April 4, 1864, Abraham Lincoln made a shocking admission about his presidency during the Civil War. "I claim not to have controlled events," he wrote in a letter, "but confess plainly that events have controlled me." Lincoln's words carry an invaluable lesson for wartime presidents, writes Andrew J. Polsky in this seminal... more...

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