California: America's High-Stakes Experiment

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University of California Press, Dec 1, 2007 - History - 328 pages
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Peter Schrag takes on the big issues—immigration, globalization, and the impact of California's politics on its quality of life—in this dynamic account of the Golden State's struggle to recapture the American dream. In the past half-century, California has been both model and anti-model for the nation and often the world, first for its high level of government and public services—schools, universities, highways—and latterly for its dysfunctional government, deteriorating services, and sometimes regressive public policies. California explains how many current "solutions" exacerbate the very problems they're supposed to solve and analyzes a variety of possible state and federal policy alternatives to restore government accountability and a vital democracy to the nation's most populous state and the world's fifth-largest economy.
  

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User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

This books does not back up anything it says. It also implies that everyone leaving California are racists who oppose changes to help minorities. This book is complete drivel. Read this if you believe ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shoshanna - Goodreads

This is the best book i read on understanding the basics of how California is the way it is. Anyone moving to Ca or wanting to understand our history should give this one a good read. Read full review

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... of more than a dozen books, he recently published his second tome specifically tackling the Golden State, California: America's High-Stakes Experiment. ...
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Peter Schrag in an April 2, 2006 Sacramento Bee article about his new book, California: America's High-Stakes Experiment, quotes a once major political ...
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| Book Notices | The Western Historical Quarterly, 37.3 | The ...
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Det Progressiva USA » Blog Archive » California, America’s High ...
May 9th, 2007. Peter Schrag brukade skriva ledare för Sacramento Bee en av Kaliforniens viktigaste tidningar. Nuförtiden skriver han böcker och som den ...
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About the author (2007)

Peter Schrag is a contributing editor and columnist at the Sacramento Bee. He is the author of many books, including Paradise Lost (UC Press) and Final Test.