Front Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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pp. vii-x

...states, pro-lifers and pro-choicers, right-wing radio hosts and left-wing bloggers—yet an America where citizens still stand together, hands on hearts, to join in the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at countless sporting events every day...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xiv

...Raudenbush for their invaluable research assistance. He is also very grateful to his colleagues Joseph Davis, Jennifer Geddes, Charles Mathewes, John Owen, and Murray Milner for their critical reading of these essays. Alan Wolfe would like to thank...

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Modernist, Orthodox, or Flexidox? Why the Culture War Debate Endures

E. J. DIONNE JR. AND MICHAEL CROMARTIE

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pp. 1-9

...Convention in Houston by declaring war—a very particular kind of war. “There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America,” Buchanan declared. “It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we will one day be as was the Cold War itself...

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The Enduring Culture War

JAMES DAVISON HUNTER

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pp. 10-40

...attempt to provide a humane solution to the difficulties posed by the coexistence of a plurality of dissimilar communities in shared political order. The differences that originally animated liberalism were differences of the most profound...

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The Culture War that Never Came

ALAN WOLFE

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pp. 41-73

...meanwhile, struck dumb by the unfolding events, had nothing to say, fearing, once again, that anything they did say would confirm their reputation as liberal elitists insufficiently respectful of the culture of life.Terri Schiavo, a woman who had...

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The Other Culture War

GERTRUDE HIMMELFARB

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pp. 74-82

...exacerbated the divisions between liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans. Before that there was the election of 2004 that produced the map demarcating “red” and “blue” America as cultural as well as political entities. And before that there were the evangelicals who brought the religious-secular divide into...

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Further Reflections on the Culture War Thesis

MORRIS P. FIORINA

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pp. 83-89

...thinkers deem one’s published thoughts sufficiently interesting to merit response, the original scribbler loses ownership of them. Published thoughts will be reinterpreted, amended, transported into different contexts, and otherwise transformed in ways not always...

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A Response from James Davison Hunter

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pp. 90-96

...it, these phrases may seem to refer to the same thing.They each contain the same words, after all; confusion is understandable. But there is an important difference implied by the two statements, a difference that goes to the heart of this debate...

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A Response from Alan Wolfe

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pp. 97-108

...at all.” Nowhere, Fiorina replies, has he made a claim along those lines. Nor have I. Much has happened of great consequence in American politics since the 1970s: politics has become more partisan; candidates rely more on focus groups; issues that...

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Contributors

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pp. 109-110

...vice president at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directs both the Evangelicals in Civic Life and Religion and Media programs. He is a senior adviser to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; a senior fellow with...

Index

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pp. 111-118

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