In Search of Middle Ground: Memoirs of a Washington Insider

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Devora Publishing, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 324 pages
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In 50 years in the Washington politics, Warren Cikins has helped draft legislation dealing with integration and affirmative action. He also was in the forefront of the conflict to revamp the US penal system, among other causes.
  

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Contents

Prologue
7
Schooling in the World of Hard Knocks
19
Youthful Transition to Congress and the White House
54
A Remarkable Decade for Civil Rights
120
From Career Crisis to the Challenge of New Worlds
150
Juggling Family Health and Public Service
174
Groundbreaking Seminars for Congress and the Judiciary
184
Humanizing Criminal Justice
233
A Return to Life in the Community
276
Epilogue
307
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About the author (2005)

During his 50-year career in Washington, D.C., Warren Cikins has served three Members of Congress (Senators Engle, Muskie, and Brooks Hays), two Presidents (John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson), and two Justices of the Supreme Court (Warren Burger and William Rehnquist). He has also staffed six national commissions, including the Civil Rights Commission. As a Senior Staff Member of the Brookings Institution, Mr. Cikins has conducted public policy seminars for new Members of Congress. Over the past 20 rears, his major focus has been the administration of justice, criminal justice, and corrections. He has written 50 books and articles on these and other public policy subjects. In his own community, Mr. Cikins has been elected County Supervisor of Fairfax County, Virginia, and was Vice Chairman of the National Committee on Community Corrections for over 20 years.

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