An excellent review by Edward P. Stringham, a college professor, author, and economist, of four books on policing in America (July 30-31, 2016, Wall Street Journal) made the following points: (1) Citizen confidence among all Americans in the police is the lowest it has been in twenty years; (2) Being a police officer is no more dangerous, when comparing Read More
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Police-Community Distrust, the Crisis in Policing, and Crime in America
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Does America in 2016 Resemble Japan in 1941? You Decide.
June 20, 2016
A highly acclaimed book by Eri Hotta, “Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy,” (Vintage, 2013) describes the complex nature of Japan's decision making immediately before World War II. Their politicians and military leaders knew little of the outside world and had no coherent political strategy. They thought in terms of personal advantage rather than the nation’s prosperity.