WorldCat Identities

Berlowitz, Leslie

Works: 6 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 3,282 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: E183, 973.01
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Most widely held works about Leslie Berlowitz
Most widely held works by Leslie Berlowitz
Restoring trust in American business by Jay William Lorsch( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 2,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the failure of "gatekeepers"--Corporate directors, regulators, auditors, lawyers, investment bankers, and business journalists - to stand between corporate misconduct and the public interest. Prominent scholars and corporate leaders argue that market pressures have made gatekeepers too focused on financial self-interest at the expense of the public good. Stronger professional standards are prescribed."--Jacket
America in theory( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appeal to a shared sense of origins and national purpose is part of the rhetoric of American life. Every new item on the social agenda--from the New Deal, to the Space Program, to affirmative action--has attempted to justify itself as an expression of American ideals. But the historical source of "the American experience" is a matter of dispute: was it the founding documents, New England puritanism, transcendentalism, the sentiment of individualism, the myth of America as a redeemer nation? Indeed, the whole idea of explaining our experience by a single impulse may itself be misconceived. If so, should we continue to justify public policy on these grounds? Drawing together stimulating and original articles by such noted writers as McGeorge Bundy, John Diggins, E.L. Doctorow, Denis Donoghue, Gerald Holton, and David Richards, America in Theory examines the extent to which our perceptions of the past have dictated, and should continue to dictate, the way we address the problems of the present. The essays consider general issues--can we base public policy on an "original intent" of the Framers? Is there an "American way"? How do you reconcile the tension between a fixed tradition and a pluralistic nation? How do our current concerns with theories of interpretation shape our reading of the constitution and a reconsideration of the past? Norman Dorsen points out that many recent policy debates have reached an impasse because opposing forces base their arguments on contradictory interpretations of the American past. And John Brademas, former U.S. Representative and current President of New York University, traces the history of federal support for education and offers a penetrating critique of Reagan's attempts to curtail this support. In addition, there are chapters on civil rights, foreign policy, the Equal Rights Amendment, nuclear arms, and affirmative action. As these thought-provoking essays reveal, the myths and theories that make up our idea of America are still evolving, are still open to debate two centuries after our nation's founding. Anyone interested in the meaning of the American experience, the recent direction of public policy both foreign and domestic, and the future of America will find this volume provocative and insightful.--Publisher description
Greenwich Village : culture and counterculture by Rick Beard( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The public good : knowledge as the foundation for a democratic society( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A America em teoria( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.06 for Restoring ... to 0.99 for A America ...)

Restoring trust in American business
Greenwich Village : culture and counterculture
Alternative Names
Berlowitz, leslie Cohen