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Culture wars

Author: Mitchell Young
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press ; Thomson/Gale, ©2008.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of articles offering opinions on various topics dealing with the social conditions, social problems, and popular culture in the United States.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Young
ISBN: 9780737737561 0737737565 9780737737554 0737737557
OCLC Number: 145146641
Description: 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why consider opposing viewpoints? --
Introduction --
ch. 1. How does the culture war affect politics in the United States? --
Chapter preface --
1. American politics are divided by culture / Robert Reich --
2. Political division masks cultural agreement in the United States / Jonathan Rauch --
3. Rich elitists seek to impose their values on traditional America / Domenick Maglio --
4. Conservative politicians encourage resentment against liberal policy makers / David A. Horowitz --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 2. Is there a culture war between believers and humanists? --
Chapter preface --
1. Humanists have expelled Christianity from the classroom / David Limbaugh --
2. Conflicts over prayer in schools are deeply rooted in American history / Jonathan Zimmerman --
3. Conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei thrives on culture war / Rob Boston --
4. State neutrality allows peaceful coexistence between the religious and nonbelievers / Thomas W. Clark --
5. Advocates promote a new type of creationism as scientific / Barbara Forrest and Glenn Branch --
6. The law requires the teaching of critiques of Darwinism / David K. DeWolf and Seth L. Cooper --
Periodical bibliography. ch. 3. Is the culture war going global? --
Chapter preface --
1. Religious conservatives find common ground in the culture war / Cristina Odone --
2. Secularism and Islam challenge traditional Christian culture in Europe / George Weigel --
3. Population decline may make conservatives culture war victors / Stanley Kurtz --
4. Secular-progressives hinder America's efforts in the war on terror / Bill O'Reilly --
5. Conservatives use the war on terror to advance their political agenda / Tom De Luca and John Buell --
Periodical bibliography --
ch. 4. Is the culture war a matter of economics? --
Chapter preface --
1. Conservative politicians use the culture war to mask economic problems / Thomas Frank --
2. Working Americans value both self-reliance and community / David Callahan --
3. Unbridled capitalism leads to cultural decay in the United States / Neal Wood --
4. Conservatives must look beyond free market values / Rod Dreher --
5. Free-market culture gives people the liberty they crave / Charles Paul Freund --
6. There is a culture war over the countryside / Roger Scruton --
Periodical bibliography --
For further discussion --
Organizations to contact --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Mitchell Young, book editor.
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Presents a collection of articles offering opinions on various topics dealing with the social conditions, social problems, and popular culture in the United States.

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