The roots of culture conflict in the United States

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The list author says: "Since the 1960's, the United States has witnessed a deepening intellectual gulf between different worldviews and different sources of authority and expertise across a wide range of topics in science, hitory, popular philosophizing, and law, and seemingly driven by politics. Some recent accounts suggest this may also be driven in part by temperament differences as well."
The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality
1.  The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality by Chris Mooney
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  "A partisan but well delivered account of various findings relevant to psychological theoryies of political thinking.   Also delves historically into the right shift of the Republican Party in the US which Mooney says has caused many to veer away from reality in their thinking."
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
2.  The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
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  "Haidt is somewhat unique among academics in his field in his willingness to try to understand the strengths and weaknesses of charactristic thinking across the political spectrum, and to look for a comprhensive way to think about political psychology.  He is also somewhat unque in offering a multilevel selectionist biological account for some of the findings."
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The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege
3.  The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege by Damon Linker
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  "Documents sources of growing religious influence in the contemporary US."
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America's Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception
4.  America's Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception by Wayne E. Baker
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  "Thought-provoking analysis of American values and a fascinating model of cultural evolution.  Attempts to explain both why we perceive a crisis in values and where that peception is distorted."
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Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (Great Questions in Politics Series)
5.  Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (Great Questions in Politics Series) by Morris P. Fiorina
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  "Persuasive argument that parties, office-holders, and activists are the ones who are at war; while the rest of us are forced to choose between their extremes.  I think he accurately shows that the poarization was driven by the political class, but I suspect it is now well expressed in the political base as well."
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Culture Wars: The Struggle To Define America
6.  Culture Wars: The Struggle To Define America by James Davison Hunter
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  "A now classic account of the 20th century widening political and cultural gap in the US.  Defines the sides exceptionally well in terms of fundamentally different kinds of moral understanding, and a battle to define symbols of America in different terms."
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The Vital Center: The Politics of Freedom
7.  The Vital Center: The Politics of Freedom by Arthur Meier Schlesinger
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  "A brilliant argument for a realistic course against  the ideological extremes engendered by party politics.   Prophetic, and refreshing reading in an age of mindlessly polarized issues."
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Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think
8.  Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff
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  "Lakoff's cognitive science theory of the orthodox and progressive moral understandings, or absolutism and relativism."
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A Conflict Of Visions
9.  A Conflict Of Visions by Thomas Sowell
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  "Sowell and Hunter make very similar and very complementary arguments.  Except that Sowell focuses mostly on the differences in political worldviews, while Hunter insists these are moral understandings"
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One Nation, Two Cultures: A Searching Examination of American Society in the Aftermath of Our Cultural Revolution
10.  One Nation, Two Cultures: A Searching Examination of American Society in the Aftermath of Our Cultural Revolution by Gertrude Himmelfarb
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  "Social conservative historian's view of U.S. culture conflict: focuses mainly on the aftermath of the 1960's."
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A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews With an Absolutist
11.  A Refutation of Moral Relativism: Interviews With an Absolutist by Peter Kreeft
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  "A good representation of the thinking of one extreme, the orthodox moral understanding in particular, and its primary concern with "relativism.""
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Morality and Cultural Differences
12.  Morality and Cultural Differences by John W. Cook
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  "Good discussion of ethnocentricism vs. moral relativism.  Rejects both the extremes of absolutism and relativism and in the end comes down on the side of the progressivism."
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Exploring Borders: Understanding Culture and Psychology
13.  Exploring Borders: Understanding Culture and Psychology by Giuseppe Mantovani
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  "Intro to cultural psychology: how culture relates to and frames meaning, values, and principles."
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The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism (Vol. 1) (Enlightenment an Interpretation) (v. 1)
14.  The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism (Vol. 1) (Enlightenment an Interpretation) (v. 1) by Peter Gay
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  "A classic treatment of the historical origin of the opposition to the medieval Church.  Sometimes criticized for overemphasizing the polarization of Enlightenment and Christian thought."
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The Philosophy of the Enlightenment
15.  The Philosophy of the Enlightenment by Ernst Cassirer
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  "Characterizes the Enlightenment as a transition from "transcendence to immanence."  Also recently criticized for overemphasizing the significance of opposition to Christianity."
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The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism
16.  The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism by Ronald L. Numbers
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  "Numbers successfully removes himself from the issues to recount the history with great care.  Extremely useful for understanding the deep moral roots of the movement"
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Darwinism Comes to America
17.  Darwinism Comes to America by Ronald L. Numbers
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  "It probably isnt possible to have an account that both sides would agree on, but this one is particularly insightful."
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The Politics of Unreason: Right-Wing Extremism in America, 1790-1977 (Phoenix Book; P75)
18.  The Politics of Unreason: Right-Wing Extremism in America, 1790-1977 (Phoenix Book; P75) by Seymour Martin Lipset
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  "A reliable scholarly account of the origin of American politics and their relation to religious values"
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Towards a Christian Republic: Antimasonry and the Great Transition in New England, 1826-1836
19.  Towards a Christian Republic: Antimasonry and the Great Transition in New England, 1826-1836 by Paul Goodman
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  "This careful study of the anti-masonry movement reveals some important broader insights into the cultural divide between orthodox Christianity and progressive ideals."
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Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life
20.  Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life by Richard Madsen
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  "American values and the role of religion; both positive and negative."
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Democracy in America: Abridged Edition (Mentor Series)
21.  Democracy in America: Abridged Edition (Mentor Series) by Alexis de Tocqueville
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  "The great classic analysis of American ideals and uniqueness, and what made them possible."
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The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
22.  The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark A. Noll
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  "An evangelical Christian gives compelling insights into orthodox modern Christian thought and how it has often been derailed into unthinking conformity through emotional and populist appeals."
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Uncivil Religion: Interreligious Hostility in America
23.  Uncivil Religion: Interreligious Hostility in America by Robert N. Bellah
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  "Sociological collection showing how we use religion to establish and enforce group boundaries, using inter-religious conflict in the United States."
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The war over the family: Capturing the middle ground
24.  The war over the family: Capturing the middle ground by Peter L. Berger
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  "The specific concept of what a family is and what it should be - is central to culture conflict.  This book helps understand why and introduces the different widely held conceptions of the family."
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The Great School Wars: A History of the New York City Public Schools
25.  The Great School Wars: A History of the New York City Public Schools by Diane Ravitch
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  "Another central culture conflict, education of children.  The story of U.S. battles over public school, from "Protestant vs. Catholic" to "conservative  vs. liberal""
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American Religious Traditions: The Shaping of Religion in the United States
26.  American Religious Traditions: The Shaping of Religion in the United States by Richard E. Wentz
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  "An excellent introduction to both the diversity of U.S. religious belief as well as the themes that tie them together.  Innovative CD version included."
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Clash Of Orthodoxies: Law Religion & Morality In Crisis
27.  Clash Of Orthodoxies: Law Religion & Morality In Crisis by Robert P. George
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  "Articulate argument for orthodox moral authority, showing it to be rational."
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The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America
28.  The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America by John Micklethwait
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  "Good introduction and mostly a nicely balanced overview of the origin and role of conservatism in U.S politics"
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The Republican War on Science
29.  The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney
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  "Mooney douments the extremes to which US party politics led to distortion of how science was communicated on key issues that were perceived to threaten conservative moral values."
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What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
30.  What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank
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  "Frank examines one of the paradoxes of US  politics, the attraction of people in the American heartland to political thinking that seems at first contrary to their own economic interests."
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Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky
31.  Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky by Paul Johnson
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  "Johnson provides a valuable example of the conservative antiintellectual perspective on history.  That is, criticizing the perceived liberal tendency toward elevating ideas over people and attacking the character of thinkers as inseparable from their ideas."
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Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity
32.  Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity by Samuel P. Huntington
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Whose Justice? Which Rationality?
33.  Whose Justice? Which Rationality? by Alasdair MacIntyre
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