Book Reviews

Book Review: Preferential Policies

Preferential Policies: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell (New York: William Morrow and Co., Inc., 1990) 221 pp.; $17.95. America was founded upon the idea that it is the individual who possesses rights. This was counter to the political order that dominated in the rest of the world. Practically everywhere else, it was accident of birth that determined one's "privileges." ... [click for more]

Book Review: The Awakening of the Soviet Union

The eyes of the world have been riveted on events in Eastern Europe. With what seemed like spectacular speed, the Communists who had ruled these countries since shortly after the end of the Second World War were replaced in most cases by non-Communists. These new leaders have declared their intention of respecting the individual rights of their citizens, reinstituting ... [click for more]

Book Review: Tell the World

Tell the World: What Happened in China and Why by Liu Binyan (New York: Pantheon Books, 1989; 195 pp.; $18.95.) (Not available from FFF.) For 150 years, China has been a land of turmoil and tragedy. In the early 1840s, following the first opium war with Great Britain, the Manchu dynasty, which had ... [click for more]

Book Review: South Africa’s War Against Capitalism

Apartheid is ending in South Africa. The economic barriers and social restrictions that have stood in the way of greater black-African participation in South African society are being dismantled. The release of Nelson Mandela earlier this year symbolized this more than any other single event so far. But what does the future hold in store for South Africa? The African ... [click for more]

Book Review: Free Persons and the Common Good

Free Persons and the Common Good by Michael Novak (Lanham Maryland: Madison Books, 1989); 233 pp.; $17.95. One of the most profoundly enduring, yet frustratingly illusive concepts, has been that of the "common good." Under its banner, noble ideals have been proclaimed and despicable crimes have been committed. Its elasticity of meaning and ambiguity of content have been its most appealing ... [click for more]

Book Review: The New Realities

The New Realities: In Government and Politics/In Economics and Business/In Society and World View by Peter F. Drucker (New York.- Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989); 276 pp.; $19.95. Crystal balls are an extremely scarce commodity. And many of those who claim to have one really are only projecting their own desires ... [click for more]
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