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Like other books of mine, this one owes much to the dedicated work of my outstanding research assistants, Na Liu and Elizabeth Costa. Ms. Liu, having worked with me for more than twenty years, has not only ferreted out many facts but contributed many insights to this book, as she has to others. Now she also creates the computer files from which my books can be printed directly. My other assistant in recent years, Ms. Costa, does the copy-editing and fact-checking for me, and seldom does a lapse on my part escape her scrutiny. I have also benefitted from information or comments supplied by Dr. Gerald P. O’Driscoll of the Cato Institute, Professor Lino A. Graglia of the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution and Professor William R. Allen of the University of California at Los Angeles. Any errors or shortcomings which survive despite their efforts can only be my responsibility.