The true American project

Helen V. Milner (Princeton) and Dustin H. Tingley (Harvard): The Economic and Political Influences on Different Dimensions of United States Immigration Policy. An interview with Jon Krampner, author of Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food. Tim Parks on learning to speak American. Why people can't stand Americans abroad: C.T. May on shocking case studies drawn from a traveler's notebook. Robert J. Mayhew reviews The State and the Stork: The Population Debate and Policy Making in US History by Derek S. Hoff. The freedom of an armed society: To some, even now, gun ownership remains a mark of liberty — but weapons stifle the expression that the true American project requires. Archie Bunker's America: Geoffrey Kabaservice reviews All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s by Robert O. Self. Paul Cohen on the rise and fall of the American Linguistic Empire. The Constitution — who needs it? Louis Michael Seidman wants to scrap America's foundational document, and he has anticipated your objections. Carmen Birkle reviews Inventing the Modern American Family: Family Values and Social Change in 20th Century United States by Isabel Heinemann.