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Fighting back the right : reclaiming America from the attack on reason

Author: David Niose
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The political scene is changing rapidly in America. The religious right is on the defensive, acceptance of gay rights is at an all-time high, social conservatives are struggling for relevance, and more Americans than ever identify as nonreligious. What does this mean for the country and the future? With these demographic shifts, can truly progressive, reason-based public policy finally gain traction? Or will  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Niose
ISBN: 9781137279248 1137279249
OCLC Number: 869437534
Description: 248 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Politics of Anti-Reason --
1. Corrupt Blessings --
2. Real-World Change --
3. Of People and Humans --
4. The Boomer Bust --
5. No Corporations in Foxholes --
6. 'Our Son of a Bitch' --
7. Fair to All --
8. New Traditions --
9. Same Old Deal --
10. A Higher Common Denominator --
11. Impossible Vigilance --
12. Sarah Palin's Massachusetts --
13. Taking Control --
14. Reason for Winning --
Acknowledgements --
Notes --
Selected Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: David Niose.
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"The political scene is changing rapidly in America. The religious right is on the defensive, acceptance of gay rights is at an all-time high, social conservatives are struggling for relevance, and more Americans than ever identify as nonreligious. What does this mean for the country and the future? With these demographic shifts, can truly progressive, reason-based public policy finally gain traction? Or will America continue to carry a reputation as anti-intellectual and plutocratic, eager to cater to large corporate interests but reluctant to provide universal health care to all its citizens? Fighting Back the Right reveals a new alliance in the making, a progressive coalition committed to fighting for rational public policy in America and reversing the damage inflicted by decades of conservative dominance. David Niose, Legal Director of the American Humanist Association (AHA), examines this exciting new dynamic, covering not only the rapidly evolving culture wars but also the twists and turns of American history and politics that led to this point, and why this new alliance could potentially move the country in a direction of sanity, fairness, and human-centered public policy"--

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