In This Review

Setting National Priorities: The 1982 Budget
Setting National Priorities: The 1982 Budget
Edited by Joseph A. Pechman
Brookings, 1981, 275 pp

For 12 years there has been no better introductory analysis of the proposed federal budget and its implications than this Brookings annual. This year's effort is clear, cogent and especially important given the sharp break from the past which President Reagan supports. The chapter by William W. Kaufmann on defense is particularly informative.