(Between Promise and Policy is a thoughtful and intriguing...)
Between Promise and Policy is a thoughtful and intriguing study that compares the professed ideals and actual realities of conservative reformism leading up to, and during, the Reagan presidency. The author examines Ronald Reagan's defense program, his policies to reduce the size of the federal government, regulatory reform, and the reprioritizing of government expenditures. Karaagac concludes that the Regan administration effectively employed ideology as a political tool: President Reagan could alternate between being pragmatic and flexible, in order to score political victories, while making a stand as a staunch defender of conservative principles in order to rally his supporters.
(Looking critically at the military and political halves o...)
Looking critically at the military and political halves of John McCain's career, John Karaagac has fashioned a political analysis of McCain that breaks the mold of traditional biography. The book is divided into a series of interpretive essays that highlight themes of political interest throughout McCain's career, providing not only an investigation into a figure whose personal history caught the American imagination, but also a penetrating look into electoral politics. As a work of military history and a critical study of McCain's life, Karaagac's book will appeal to political historians and to anyone interested in a substantive examination of the American political process.
Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1986. Master of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy with distinction, Johns Hopkins University, 1997.
Political writer, since 1997.
Member Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon.