Table of contents for Understanding America : the anatomy of an exceptional nation / eds., Peter H. Schuck and James Q. Wilson.

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Preface (Peter H. Schuck and James Q. Wilson)
Part I: American Institutions and Culture
Chapter 1 Change and Continuity in the American Political System (Nelson H. Polsby)
Chapter 2 American Bureaucracy (Donald F. Kettl)
Chapter 3 The Legal System (Lawrence M. Friedman) 
Chapter 4 The American Economic System (Benjamin M. Friedman) 
Chapter 5 Federalism (Martha Derthick)
Chapter 6 War and Peace in American Political Culture (Jack Citrin) 
Chapter 7 The News Media (S. Robert Lichter) 
Chapter 8 Popular Culture, Root and Branch (Martha Bayles) 
Chapter 9 American Military (Eliot Cohen) 
Chapter 10 Religion (Robert Wuthnow) 
Part II: American Public Policies
Chapter 11 The Unique American Family (Linda J. Waite and Melissa J. K. Howe) 
Chapter 12 Immigration (Peter H. Schuck)
Chapter 13 Ethno-Racial Relations in America: The Special Case of Blacks (Orlando Patterson)
Chapter 14 The Rise and Stagnation of the American School (Paul E. Peterson) 
Chapter 15 Medical Care, US Style: A Little of Everything (David Cutler and Patricia Keenan) 
Chapter 16 Crime and Criminal Justice (James Q. Wilson) 
Chapter 17 Inequality, Economic Mobility, and Social Policy in America (Gary Burtless and Ron Haskins) 
Chapter 18 Nonprofit Nation (Arthur C. Brooks) 
Chapter 19 Drugs and Drug Policies in the United States (Jonathan P. 
Caulkins and Mark A.R. Kleiman
Part III: A Larger Perspective
Chapter 20 A Canvas, Not a Country: How Europe Sees America (Josef Joffe) 
Chapter 21 Looking Back (Peter H. Schuck and James Q. Wilson)
About the contributors

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

United States -- Civilization -- 1945-.
National characteristics, American.