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What Culture War?
Abortion, Gay Marriage, School Prayer, Gun Control
Is the nation really polarized on these hot-button moral, religious, and cultural issues? Should we believe the media pundits and politicians who tell us that Americans are deeply divided?
No, says Morris Fiorina. At a time when the rift between the “red” and “blue” states can seem deeper than ever, Fiorina debunks the assumption that Americans are deeply split over national issues. He presents quite a contrary picture — that most Americans stand in the middle of the political landscape and are in general agreement even on those issues thought to be most divisive.
Poking holes in the concept of a “culture war,” Fiorina explains that the majority of Americans are both moderate and tolerant, and that their greatest concerns are leadership and security, not moral values. Supporting his position with election data and a variety of public surveys, Fiorina concludes that the view of a divided America is simply false and that by recognizing our common ground, we have a basis for creating a more unified and moderate approach to government and politics in the near future.
A new epilogue relates the 2008 campaign and election to the general argument of the book, looking at the people and issues affecting the road to the White House in 2008, and speculating on what lies ahead for (un)polarized America.
Morris P. Fiorina is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. His work has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and he is the author of several books, including Divided Government and The New American Democracy.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Great book! Enjoyed every minute of it...except for the very aged information inside..Published 11 months ago by Linda C.
Notice the cover is both a donkey and an elephant. This book was great for busting myths about polarization in U.S. Politics. I definitely recommend.Published 13 months ago by Katrina Pepper
This is a perfect example of why I wrote my book. Morris Fiorina is a right-wing ideologue who cannot tell the difference between an illusion and a delusion. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sid Boatler
awesome concise precise tells it the way it is.... they are all crooks Reagan really screwed stuff up with trickle down supply side economics all he did was bust good paying jobs... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tower of Power
Fiorina and authors provide a detailed debunking of the culture wars taking place by the extreme political class actors in American politics. Read morePublished on November 4, 2013 by Drewski
I bought this book for a class I ended up loving, but even with classes you love, some of the professors can pick the worst books, this was the opposite. Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Sarah Godar
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