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Wattenberg, Ben J.

Works: 168 works in 439 publications in 3 languages and 14,225 library holdings
Genres: Reference works  History  Census data  Educational films  Internet videos  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Host, Editor, Moderator, Commentator, Author of introduction, pan, Film editor
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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 1,485 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 )

11 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
Affirmative action : the history of an idea( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics of affirmative action say current policies pit Americans against each other, elevating race, gender and ethnicity above hard work and merit. Supporters claim discrimination remains pervasive in the U.S. and government must continue to aid minorities and women. This program explores the origins of affirmative action and the current debase over its usefulness. The program looks at several current programs, and includes archival footage and interviews with a wide array of scholars
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 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 771 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 )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 757 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 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 405 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

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 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America enters World War II. An African-American middle class appears as desperate labor shortage trumps old prejudices. The G.I. Bill provokes suburban growth and increases in marriage and birth rates. Alfred Kinsey unveils works on human sexuality. Betty Friedan energizes the women's movement. Michael Harrington (The Other America) and Daniel Patrick Moynihan (The Negro Family) reveal the hidden plight of the disenfranchised
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

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 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The technology of cloning has raised a host of moral, ethical, and religious questions, and this program examines many of them. 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, are examined. A theologian discusses how cloning changes our notion of soul. Harold Shapiro, chairman of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, comments on the recent ban on the cloning of humans, and a cloning expert discusses government regulation versus the freedom of scientific inquiry. A panel discussion in which experts debate ethical issues concludes the program. (29 minutes)
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
Fighting words : a tale of how liberals created neo-conservatism by Ben J Wattenberg( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How did a nice, liberal Jewish boy from the Bronx come to be called a conservative' Ben J. Wattenberg has been at the center of American ideas and events since 1966, when he became a speechwriter for and aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Recruited out of the blue, Wattenberg worked closely with press secretary Bill Moyers and immersed himself in the world of high-powered Democratic strategy making. Eventually he served as an adviser to two Democratic presidential candidates and in the 1970s helped write the Democratic National Platform. But something funny happened on the way to the Great Society: Key players in the Democratic Party moved to the far left. Wattenberg was not happy with this situation, so he helped establish the Coalition for a Democratic Majority (CDM) and became one of the most outspoken voices in the so-called neo-con movement. Neo-conservatism, with its signature cause of promoting liberty around the world, is a philosophy often misunderstood, and the phrase neo-con is used frequently as an insult by those who fail to understand the concept. Wattenberg traces the emergence of the movement from its earliest roots among Cold War thinkers such as Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz and from among the ashes of pre-radical liberalism of the early 1960s, to ideological giants Scoop Jackson and Pat Moynihan, to Jeanne Kirkpatrick and Ronald Reagan. The author also discusses the proliferation of neo-con "think tanks," such as the American Enterprise Institute, as well as the surprising appearance of a neo-conservative platform in George W. Bush's administration, in which a number of Wattenberg's protEgEs have played key roles. With his characteristic wit and on-target observations, the author recounts personal anecdotes featuring a rich cast of characters from Johnson to Reverend Jesse Jackson to Rudolph Giulani, as well as many others. Never lacking for opinions--he calls himself the "immoderator" of PBS's Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg--the author is here to set the record straight, and as the New York Times has said, "Wattenberg has the annoying habit of being right." Replete with stories never told before, Fighting Words is Wattenberg's firsthand account of the remarkable transformation of American politics over the last four decades
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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

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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 lifeFighting words : a tale of how liberals created neo-conservatism