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Rauch, Jonathan 1960-

Works: 82 works in 153 publications in 4 languages and 5,573 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ1034.U5, 306.848
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Rauch
Gay marriage : why it is good for gays, good for straights, and good for America by Jonathan Rauch( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that gay marriage is beneficial to the health of marriage as an institution and describes the reasons why marriage is vital to society, how gay marriage would work in the real world, and why the states should decide the issue of gay marriage
Kindly inquisitors : the new attacks on free thought by Jonathan Rauch( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thou shalt not hurt others with words. That commandment looks harmless, even admirable. But it is neither. As Jonathan Rauch states in this groundbreaking book, "This moral principle is deadly - inherently deadly, not incidentally so - to intellectual freedom and to the productive and peaceful pursuit of knowledge." Americans are used to thinking of liberal society as standing on two pillars: the economic system of capitalism and the political system of democracy. But a third pillar of liberalism, although little heralded and often poorly understood, is just as important: the system for producing knowledge. "Liberal science," as Rauch calls it, performs the crucial task of developing knowledge by choosing between conflicting views. In Kindly Inquisitors, Rauch explores how that system works and why it has now become the object of a more powerful ideological attack than at any time since the great battles between science and religion. Moving beyond the First Amendment, Kindly Inquisitors defends the morality, rather than the legality, of an intellectual regime that relies on unfettered and often hurtful criticism. After explaining the rules that make science work, Rauch identifies three major threats. The first and oldest is from fundamentalists - people who believe that truth is obvious and so need not be questioned. Newer and more troubling are the intellectual egalitarians, who hold that everyone's beliefs deserve equal respect. And most problematic of all are the humanitarians, who decry "verbal violence" and demand that no one give offense. Rauch traces the attacks on free thought from Plato's Republic to Iran's death decree against Salman Rushdie, and then to America's campuses and newsrooms. He provides an impassioned rebuttal to the moral claims of all who would regulate criticism on the grounds of compassion. Attempts to protect people's feelings, though appealing on the surface, lead to the control of knowledge by central authorities. "The new sensitivity is the old authoritarianism in disguise," he writes, "and it is just as noxious." Kindly Inquisitors is a refreshing and vibrant essay that casts a provocative light on the raging debates over political correctness and multiculturalism. Students and philosophers will appreciate its penetrating analysis of science; citizens, its passionate defense of unfettered criticism
The outnation : a search for the soul of Japan by Jonathan Rauch( Book )

18 editions published between 1912 and 1994 in English and Chinese and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demosclerosis : the silent killer of American government by Jonathan Rauch( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is no secret that the American people are dissatisfied with government. But while the frustration and anger are real, the way we tend to view the problem is all wrong. In this powerful diagnosis, Jonathan Rauch reveals that the problem with government is not "gridlock" or "special interests"; it's that despite ever-increasing levels of activity, government has lost its ability to make things work and solve problems effectively. That's "demosclerosis." Rauch looks beyond the politics and personalities of the moment, taking the reader on a fascinating tour of how American government has been crippled by its own success. He shows how, year after year, the American public forms more interest groups making more demands on government - until gradually government itself has calcified. No program can be cut, no tax break eliminated, without incurring the wrath of one group or another, and they care more about saving a program than the general public cares about killing it. The truly insidious thing, Rauch shows, is that these groups and associations are not the wicked "special interests" of politicians' rhetoric; seven out of ten Americans belong to at least one association and one in four belongs to four or more. We have met the special interests, and they are us. Escaping from the trap Rauch describes will not be easy. His keen assessment of Bill Clinton's first year in office shows that just changing the faces in Washington is no cure, nor is it sufficient just to pass new laws or cut taxes, for these actions generate their own interest groups, calcifying government even further. Rauch offers his own bracing tonic for unclogging the public arteries, turning our conventional ideas of liberalism and conservatism on their heads and making Demosclerosis an indispensable guide to how Washington really works - or doesn't
American finance for the 21st century by Robert E Litan( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, originally prepared as a report to Congress by the Treasury Department, presents a framework for setting policy toward the financial services industry in the coming decades. The authors, who worked closely with senior Treasury officials in developing their recommendations, identify three core principles: an enhanced role for competition, a shift in emphasis from preventing failures of financial institutions at all cost toward containing the damage of the failures that inevitably occur in a competitive market, and a greater reliance on more targeted interventions to achieve policy goals rather than broad measures such as flat prohibitions on certain activities
Government's end : why Washington stopped working by Jonathan Rauch( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's government is losing its edge. Congress, the White House, even local politicians--every year they grow busier while solving fewer problems. But why? In what the Washington Post called "an incisive analysis of what ails our political culture," Jonathan Rauch exposes precisely why our government has lost the ability to make things work. With clarity and humor, Government's End--extensively revised and rethought since its first publication as Demosclerosis--explains the insidious forces that have gradually made Washington dysfunctional. And it shows how twenty years of reform efforts went awry. A manifesto of the radical center, Government's End sketches a new "radical incrementalism" that can succeed where Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Newt Gingrich failed. As America enters the twenty-first century, Jonathan Rauch's dissection of the body politic is more important than ever
Das Ausnahmeland : Japan zwischen Seele und Markt by Jonathan Rauch( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ji autonēshon( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nijūisseiki no kin'yūgyō : beikoku zaimushō ripōto( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyōgen no jiyū o obiyakasu mono( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress, worried about huge budget deficits, eyes an UNCOLA strategy by Jonathan Rauch( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cracking the nest egg : [social security reserve] by Jonathan Rauch( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Living with deficits by Jonathan Rauch( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rural America's reach into the federal pocketbook may be sharply curtailed by Jonathan Rauch( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Who dealt this mess? by Jonathan Rauch( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Political realism : how hacks, machines, big money, and back-room deals can strengthen American democracy by Jonathan Rauch( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of state parties--and how strengthening them can improve our politics by Raymond J La Raja( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a new paper detailing the challenges facing state parties, co-authors Jonathan Rauch and Raymond J. La Raja surveyed 56 Democratic and Republican state parties and conducted interviews with 15 state-party leaders. To gauge how state parties have changed, the authors compare their results to those of earlier surveys, and review years of financial data. The resulting report is the most extensive collection of data and information available on state parties’ activities, spending, and goals. -- Publishers web page
Bootleggers, Baptists, bureaucrats, and bongs : how special interests will shape marijuana legalization by Philip A Wallach( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultimately, Wallach and Rauch conclude that the emerging model of state-level regulation provides valuable insulation against interest-group depredations in the marijuana industry. Even if the federal government eventually legalizes marijuana, they argue, it should leave marijuana regulation primarily to the states -- publisher's website
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Gay marriage : why it is good for gays, good for straights, and good for America
Alternative Names
Jonathan Rauch American journalist

Rauch, Jonathan Charles 1960-

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Kindly inquisitors : the new attacks on free thoughtAmerican finance for the 21st centuryGovernment's end : why Washington stopped working