Author

R. Shep Melnick

R. Shep Melnick is the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Professor of American Politics at Boston College.

Articles by R. Shep Melnick

Red Ink

Red Ink

The economic consequences of unstoppable entitlement spending are alarming.
A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

A review of Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, by Charles Murray
Equality Misunderstood

Equality Misunderstood

A review of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
Balance is All

Balance is All

A review of American Politics, Then & Now: And Other Essays, by James Q. Wilson.
Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Teles gives an account of the rise of the conservative legal movement.
The Price of Rights

The Price of Rights

Constitutional rights to welfare benefits is an idea that refuses to die in the world of academia.
Fat of the Land

Fat of the Land

Competitive markets are still better at lifting people out of poverty than government programs.
The Lonely Scold

The Lonely Scold

Is Nader's truculence and grating moralism simply the product of the peculiar personality or is it the result of a "public interest" political ideology
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