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Wattenberg, Ben J.

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Most widely held works by Ben J Wattenberg
The real majority by Richard M Scammon( Book )

42 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copies 1 & 2 located in circulation
The real America : a surprising examination of the state of the Union by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The good news is the bad news is wrong by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the latest social, economic, attitudinal, and demographic data, this book tells us where we've been, where we are, and where we are going. This upbeat and incisive look at American life will surprise the doomsayers and encourage everyone who is looking for the facts instead of the myths about the state of the union promoted by the media. -- Book Jacket
The first measured century : an illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000 by Theodore Caplow( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rost history tells the story of the past through anecdotes, which do not always present an accurate picture. This work uses social data to narrate what happened to everyday Americans in the 20th century. "Imaginary Trends" such as "do parents spend less time with their children?" are examined
This U.S.A.; an unexpected family portrait of 194,067,296 Americans drawn from the census by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

15 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About American demography from the following perspectives: Religion, residence, income, profession, education, housing, and race. Data based on the 1960 Decennial Census in the United States
Fewer : how the new demography of depopulation will shape our future by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For at least 650 years, since the time of the Black Plague, the world's population has headed in only one direction: up. But within a few decades the number of people on earth will level off and then will likely decline over an extended period of time. In Fewer, the author explains how and why birthrates and fertility rates are now falling at an alarming rate in countries throughout the world--both modern and less developed. And he explores the major implications--for world politics, the environment, and the international economy--of this momentous shift. Illustrated with 23 clarifying charts
The birth dearth by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first universal nation : leading indicators and ideas about the surge of America in the 1990s by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on demographics, income and spending, childrearing, health and business with "indicator" pages showing the most significant American and global trends
Values matter most : how Republicans or Democrats or a third party can win and renew the American way of life by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1992, most pundits accepted the famous line of the Clinton campaign that the election was about "the economy, stupid." But in 1994, with the economy flourishing, voters dumped the Democrats. What happened? Why? What is likely to happen next?" "Ben Wattenberg answers with Values Matter Most, a book that is, at once, a fascinating and lively inside political story, a nuanced portrait of America in the mid-nineties, and a stark political thesis." "In the controversial 1970 bestseller The Real Majority, Wattenberg and Richard Scammon argued that "the social issue" - now often called "values" - including crime, welfare, race, discipline, drugs, promiscuity and prayer - had suddenly become coequal with economics as the key to voter behavior. They warned Democrats to pay attention, or they would lose. They didn't, and they did." "Now, after 25 years of social deterioration in America, Wattenberg dramatically advances the argument. He says that the concern about values has become the number one issue, and properly so." "Wattenberg vividly narrates the history of the values issue in American politics. He says that whichever party and candidates now best understand the social concerns of a restless electorate, and act upon these issues, will be rewarded in national, state, and local elections in 1996 and beyond. He caps his analysis with strategy lessons for Republicans, Democrats, and potential third (or even fourth or fifth) party candidates."--BOOK JACKET
The new nations of Africa by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

11 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmative action : the history of an idea( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics of affirmative action say that it pits Americans against each other and elevates the importance of race, gender, and ethnicity at the expense of hard work and merit. Supporters claim that discrimination remains pervasive in the U.S. and that the government must continue to play a role in aiding minorities and women. This program explores the historical roots of affirmative action and the debate over its usefulness. The program looks at several different affirmative action programs, from the University of California, Berkeley, where the university struggles with how to maintain diversity without minority preferences, to the city of Chicago, whose affirmative action programs for its police and fire departments have been challenged. The program includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars
The wealth weapon : U.S. foreign policy and multinational corporations by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are world population trends a problem?( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A third choice( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines America's national experience with third parties and independent candidates from Revolutionary times to the present
The first measured century : [the other way of looking at American history]( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at American history through data and measurement, revealing how the lives of everyday Americans have changed over the last century. includes commentary by Theodore Caplow, a professor of sociology, and Bruce Geelhoed of Ball State University's Center for Middletown Studies
Against all enemies : a novel by Ervin Stanley Duggan( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affirmative action and reaction( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the many questions examined in the program are: How do blacks and whites differ in their understanding of affirmative action? Is affirmative action still necessary to remedy past discrimination? What changes, if any, should be made to affirmative action programs?
Busy waterways, the story of America's inland water transportation by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the "Story of our busy inland waterways, with chapters on their history, routes, vessels, crews, and cargoes, and an ... account of an actual towboat voyage down the Mississippi from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans."
The Ethics of cloning by United States( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) The technology of cloning has raised a host of moral, ethical, and religious questions, and this program examines all of them. A professor of reproductive technology talks about the "dangers" of cloning, from shrinking gene pools, to the development of a "super race," to fears that cloned DNA could introduce genetic flaws into the population. Proponents of cloning discuss the ethical battle as one of progress versus tradition. A noted theologian and a bioethicist debate whether cloning changes our notion of soul. Harold Shapiro, Chair of President Clinton's Commission on Cloning, and a cloning expert discuss government regulation of cloning practices versus the freedom of scientific inquiry
America's political parties : the Democratic Party, 1960-1992( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Democratic Party's domination of U.S. politics from the presidency of John F. Kennedy to its split in 1968 at the tumultuous Chicago convention. Since then, despite their best efforts, the Democrats have lost five out of the last seven elections. Ben Wattenberg explores the reasons for this
 
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The first measured century : an illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000
Alternative Names
Ben J. Wattenberg American writer

Ben J. Wattenberg Amerikaans schrijver (1933-2015)

Ben J. Wattenberg escriptor estatunidenc

Wattenberg, Ben

Wattenberg, Joseph Ben Zion

Languages
English (209)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)

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The first measured century : an illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000Fewer : how the new demography of depopulation will shape our futureThe first universal nation : leading indicators and ideas about the surge of America in the 1990sValues matter most : how Republicans or Democrats or a third party can win and renew the American way of life