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In this urgently important book, Zelnick looks past the good intentions to how affirmative action really works in such areas as voting rights, employment, minority set-asides, mortgage and insurance regulation, and education. Buttressing his case with the latest research data and scores of real-life examples, Zelnick shows overwhelmingly that affirmative action: favors the less qualified over the more qualified; endangers public safety in such areas as crime and fire prevention, and even medical care; has made it all but impossible for business and government to use objective merit selection criteria in hiring and promotion; brings few benefits to those most in need of help, and benefits mostly those who don't need it; distracts from - and even exacerbates the real causes of misery among inner city blacks; has developed powerful constituencies in business and government; has been broadened for political purposes to include beneficiaries who want relief but lack the historical claim of blacks; legitimizes negative stigmas about minorities and pandering to the darker instincts of racial animosity; and as an ideology has proven immune to conclusive evidence that it is counterproductive. Zelnick traces how affirmative action was first sold as a short-term program designed to expand employer awareness of qualified minority job applicants, but instead has become a coercive network of race-conscious laws, regulations, quotas, preferences, and entitlement programs - in short, an assault on the very value of equality of opportunity it was supposed to promote. Zelnick also shows how affirmative action is increasingly being challenged in the courts and political arena. He concludes with an in-depth, behind the-scenes report on the affirmative action battles now raging in California, whose outcomes will have major consequences nationwide, and for years to come.
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This insightful and probing biography is the first to fully evaluate Al Gore's evolving political career. With frontline Washington experience, first-rate contacts, and unparalleled credibility, Zelnick delves into the following topics: -- Gore's hypocrisy on tobacco, from a beneficiary of tobacco money to a vocal anti-tobacco politician -- The true costs of Gore's "cosmic" environmentalism, and is it scientifically sound? -- His intimate connection with the Chinese campaign contribution scandal -- His flip-flopping of key issues, such as abortion, to gain party support and PAC money. Gore: A Political Life is sure to generate nationwide media attention -- especially when Gore heats up his campaign for the 2000 presidential election.
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With a reporter's keen eye for detail, award-winning journalist Zelnick conveys every emotion of the key players in this battle, presenting a rich, colorful tale that reads more like a fictional political thriller than the bizarre real-life drama it wasfrom election night through the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision.
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With a journalist's eye for detail, Robert Zelnick looks at Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's key role in the controversial University of Michigan affirmative action cases of 2003, providing key background information, detailed descriptions of daily arguments, and an evaluation of the final rulings.
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In this riveting treatise, coauthors Bob Zelnick and Eva Zelnick sound the alarm on the debilitating effect that looming regulations, rules, and powerful interests would have on today’s regulation-free Internet. The authors lay out the imminent threatsfrom network neutrality” to FCC regulationsthat would rob this global, society-changing, communication powerhouse forever of its full potential.
Robert Zelnick was a studend of the Cornell University, which is situated in Ithaca, Michigan, United States.
Then he continued his education at the University of Virginia at the Law School in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States and became a Bachelor of Laws.
In 1967 Bob began his journalistic career as an independent writer on Vietnam. In a year he was a correspondent and columnist in the Anchorage Daily News. Later Robert worked in Environmental Law Reporter as an Associate editor.
From 1972 to 1974, he served as correspondent and, in 1975 he was a national bureau chief for National Public Radio. In the period from 1973 to 1977 Roberts was a special correspondent in Christian Science Monitor.
In 1975 Robert started his work on the radio. In a year he was a national bureau chief on the National Public Radio in Washington, United States. Since 1976 he was an executive editor in Frost/Nixon Interviews.
Zelnick did not stop to work on the radio, in 1981 he became a deputy bureau chief on the ABC News, he held this position only for a year.
His assignments also included national political and congressional affairs in different countries. Since 1986 he worked in Pentagon, it lasted about eight years. Since 1994 he worked in Israel until 1986. The same year Robert began to work as a correspondent of ABC News in Pentagon.
During 1994 - 1998 his assignments included national political and congressional affairs.
Robert Zelnick's work continued in the sphere of education. Since 1998 he was a media fellow of the Hoover Institution. In 1998 Robert became a visiting professor in Boston University, and in two years he was a professor of this University.
Since September 1998 Robert Zelnick worked at the Boston University, where his course Media Law and Ethics has long been a student favorite.
Since 2002 Zelnick is also a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
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“My sense is that the network news should continue to play an important though diminished role in bringing information to people. After all, a combined audience of 29 million viewers is still many times the numbers cable is producing.”
“I do not believe the press is guilty of the charge that it abandoned its healthy skepticism in Iraq , and I would hate to see it draw the inference from New Orleans that 'in your face' journalism is the panacea for restoring our lost credibility.”
“the potential to inflame is greater than the value of the piece itself.”
“Al Gore Jr. acted with honor and conviction in volunteering for service in a war he despised. ... To save the seat of his father -- a political warrior in the cause of peace -- is, in my view, an act of sacrifice and high patriotism, not hypocrisy. It is also a step few born to privilege would take, regardless of their convictions. And from all accounts, Gore made a good soldier. He was well liked by peers and officers, and respected by both.”
“If I were making the decision, I imagine Charlie would anchor for another five or six years, ... they could get a 20-year ride, assuming TV news lasts another 20 years.”
“Peter was not looked upon as an unmitigated blessing in the early '80s,”
“There was a lot of speculation about Koppel replacing him. Peter grew into the job and the network accommodated the show to his strengths and interests. He had a long ride at the top.”
“unless there's a compelling reason not to.”
“I think Andrew has had the scarlet letter on his forehead since the '60 Minutes' episode. It was only a matter of time.”
“I think ABC decided to take one risk instead of two.”
Robert is a committee member of the Citizens' Initiative on Race and Ethnicity. This group is a joint project of two conservative think tanks, the Hoover Institution and the Manhattan Institute.
Robert Zelnick was married to Pamela S. Zelnick. The couple has three daughters - Eva, Dara, and Marni.