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Book TV at the University of Pennsylvania: Richard Gelles, "The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don't Work and a Blueprint for Change"

Richard Gelles

About the Program

Book TV interviewed the University of Pennsylvania's Richard Gelles about his book, "The Third Lie."  In the book, Prof. Gelles argues that the vast majority of government social programs don't work and suggests a different approach modeled on the few programs that have been successful.         

About the Authors

Richard Gelles

Richard Gelles is Dean of University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy & Practice.  He is also director of the university's Center for Research on Youth & Social Policy.  Dean Gelles' books include "The Violent Home" and "The Book of David." 


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