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The Burden of Bad Ideas
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Part 1 Introduction vii Part 2 The Billions of Dollars That Made Things Worse 3 Part 3 Behind the Hundred Neediest Cases 25 Part 4 Public Health Quackery 43 Part 5 Law School Humbug 61 Part 6 Why Johnny's Teacher Can't Teach 82 Part 7 An F for Hip-Hop 101 103 Part 8 Revisionist Lust: The Smithsonian Today 117 Part 9 Homeless Advocates in Outer Space 144 Part 10 Compassion Gone Mad 155 Part 11 Welfare's Next Vietnam 173 Part 12 Foster Care's Underworld 194 Part 13 Diallo Truth, Diallo Falsehood 209 Part 14 Index 235

About the Author

Heather Mac Donald, a nonpracticing lawyer, is a John M. Olin Fellow at The Manhattan Institute in New York and a contributing editor of City Journal, the quarterly magazine of urban affairs. Her first book, The Burden of Bad Ideas (also published by Ivan R. Dee), was enthusiastically praised and is now in a sixth printing. She lives and writes in New York City.

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If there were any justice in the world, Mac Donald would be knee-deep in Pulitzer Prizes and National Magazine Awards for her pioneering work. -- David Brooks * The Weekly Standard *
A startlingly valuable book, whether you lean left or right. -- Michael Pakenham * Baltimore Sun *
Spirited, stimulating, eloquent...The Burden of Bad Ideas is social, cultural, and political criticism of the first order. -- Jonathan Yardley * The Review of Higher Education *
Among discussions of urban malaise, where so much hot air has been recycled, this book has the freshness of a stiff, changing breeze. -- Allen D. Boyer * The New York Times *
Insightful, articulate, provocative, and most importantly, valid. -- Richard Lamm * The Wall Street Journal *
Mac Donald is the indispensable journalist...if you question that characterization, you havenit read her work. -- George Will, winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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