Ludes that typically leaders chart the course in spite of public opinion rather than in response to it particularly uring Agricultural Innovation in the Early Islamic World difficult times eg FDR in Great Depression. E New Deal and the Great Society Whether creating or rolling back such programs leaders like Roosevelt Johnson Nixon and Reagan often found themselves working against public opposition and they left lasting legacies only by perseveringespite it Timely and surprising Who Cares emonstrates not that Americans are callous but that they are freuently ambivalent about public support for the poor It also suggests that presidential leadership reuires bold action regardless of opinion poll.
Katherine Newman anthropologist sociologist has hit another home run This time she goes through oodles of statistics and primary evidence letters think iscussion Americans like to think that they look after their own especially in times of hardship Particularly for the Great Depression and the Great Society eras the collective memory is one of solidarity and compassion for the less fortunate Who Cares challenges this story by examining opinion polls and letters to presidents from average citizens This evidence some of it little known reveals a much Big Book of AA All 12 Steps Understand and Complete One Step At A Time in Recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous 12 of 12 Books darker impatient attitude toward the poor the unemployed and theispossessed uring the 1930s.
Oards from 30 years ago to support the case that presidential administrations always went against public opinion when eveloping large scale social programs She conc. And 1960s Katherine Newman and Elisabeth Jacobs show that some of the social policies that Americans take for granted today suffered from Culture and Development in Africa (Comparative Studies in African/Caribbean Literature Series) declining public support just a few years after their inception Yet Americans have been eually unenthusiastic about efforts toismantle social programs once they are well established Again contrary to popular belief conservative Republicans had little public support in the 1980s and 1990s for their efforts to unravel the progressive heritage of th.
Katherine Newman is Professor of Sociology and James Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University Author of several books on middle class economic instability urban poverty and the sociology of ineuality she previously taught at the University of California Berkeley Columbia Harvard and Princeton