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Before the shooting begins : searching for democracy in America's culture war

Author: James Davison Hunter
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994.
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How to find working agreement as the common good.

Emphasis on abortion dispute.

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Hunter, James Davison, 1955-
Before the shooting begins.
New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1994
(OCoLC)654632726
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Davison Hunter
ISBN: 0029155010 9780029155011
OCLC Number: 29429628
Description: ix, 310 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Democracy and the Culture Wars: What Is at Stake --
1. A Search for Common Ground: What Democracy Requires --
2. The Distortions of Rhetoric: What Activists Say, But Do Not Quite Mean --
3. The Distortions of Interest: What Activists Would Rather Not Talk About --
4. The Anatomy of Ambivalence: What Americans Really Believe / James Davison Hunter and Carl Bowman --
5. The Culture of Ambivalence: What Role Feelings Play in Middle America --
6. The Politics of Civil Society: How Civic Institutions Mediate Conflict --
7. The Education of Citizens: What Multiculturalism Really Accomplishes --
8. The Futile Quest for Political Solutions: Where the Search Leads --
9. Beyond the Culture War: What It Will Take.
Responsibility: James Davison Hunter.

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How to find working agreement as the common good.

Emphasis on abortion dispute.

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