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Wattenberg, Ben J.

Overview
Works: 185 works in 483 publications in 3 languages and 13,571 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Reference works  Census data  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Host, Editor, Moderator, Commentator, Creator, Author of introduction, Film editor, Other, pan
Classifications: HN60, 324.73
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben J Wattenberg
The real majority by Richard M Scammon( Book )

40 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real America : a surprising examination of the state of the Union by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

23 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first measured century : an illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000 by Theodore Caplow( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion v. to the PBS television documentary "The first measured century". Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-296) and index
The good news is the bad news is wrong by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,032 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
This U.S.A.; an unexpected family portrait of 194,067,296 Americans drawn from the census by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 876 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
Affirmative action : the history of an idea( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the historical roots of affimative action and the current debate over its usefulness. Looks at several different affirmative action programs today, from the Univ. of California, Berkeley, to the City of Chicago. Includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars
Fewer : how the new demography of depopulation will shape our future by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 784 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
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 )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 749 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 first universal nation : leading indicators and ideas about the surge of America in the 1990s by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 728 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
The birth dearth by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new nations of Africa by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

8 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wealth weapon : U.S. foreign policy and multinational corporations by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors argue that the post-Vietnam reduction of U.S. political and military strength overseas gives future Presidents little choice but to use the largely unexploited economic strength and wealth-creating ability of America to protect its vital interests abroad
A third choice( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program examines America's fascinating national experience with third parties and independent candidates, covering more than 200 years of American political history. The program ... explores the most influential third-party movements in American political history"--Container
Are world population trends a problem?( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against all enemies : a novel by Ervin Stanley Duggan( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first measured century( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 266 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. Examines how social science pioneers, by measuring many aspects of Americans' lives, influenced history. Presents examples of the interaction of statistics and society, from Julia Lathrop's data-driven crusade to reduce infant mortality to Daniel Patrick Moynihan's controversial analysis of the breakdown of the black family. Also discusses Robert and Helen Lynd's early 20th century sociological study of Muncie, Ind., America's "Middletown," and includes commentary by Theodore Caplow, a professor of sociology, and Bruce Geelhoed of Ball State University's Center for Middletown Studies
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 256 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 102 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 )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 98 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
America's political parties : the Republican Party, 1960-1992( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the rise of the conservatives in the Republican party and the massive changes that have taken place in the U.S. as a result. Also discusses how the Republicans have been able to dominate recent presidential politics
 
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The first measured century : an illustrated guide to trends in America, 1900-2000
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The good news is the bad news is wrongFewer : how the new demography of depopulation will shape our futureValues matter most : how Republicans or Democrats or a third party can win and renew the American way of lifeThe first universal nation : leading indicators and ideas about the surge of America in the 1990s
Alternative Names
Ben J. Wattenberg American writer

Ben J. Wattenberg Amerikaans schrijver (1933-2015)

Ben J. Wattenberg écrivain américain

Ben J. Wattenberg escriptor estatunidenc

Ben J. Wattenberg scrittore statunitense

Ben J. Wattenberg shkrimtar amerikan

Ben Wattenberg escritor estadounidense

Ben Wattenberg yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Wattenberg, Ben

Wattenberg, Joseph Ben Zion

Languages
English (230)

Spanish (1)

Italian (1)