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The United States in the 1980s
The United States in the 1980s
Edited by Peter Duignan and Alvin Rabushka
Hoover Press, 1980, 868 pp

This huge volume could well be subtitled "Position Papers for a Conservative President." The essays on domestic affairs decry the bumbling of the federal government and call for the reduction and elimination of many long-established programs in favor of reliance on private enterprise and the price system. The essays on defense and foreign policy call for a new recognition of the menace of the U.S.S.R., greater defense spending, more and better nuclear weapons, and a rebirth of the CIA, inter alia. There are 32 contributors, including Milton Friedman, Alan Greenspan, Fred Charles Iklé, Ray S. Cline and Edward Teller.