Culture War?: The Myth of a Polarized America

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Longman Publishing Group, 2011 - Political Science - 275 pages
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"Abortion, Gay marriage, gun control. Are Americans deeply polarized on these hot-button moral and cultural issues? Should we believe the political pundits and politicians who proclaim that Americans are seriously divided not only on these issues but on other domestic and foreign policy issues as well? No, says Morris Fiorina." "Poking holes in the concept of a "culture war," Fiorina shows that average Americans are both moderate in their views and tolerant in their manner and that moral issues are not among their most serious concerns. Fiorina argues that the view of a polarized America is not only false, but harmful, and that recognizing our common ground provides a basis for creating a less contentious and more productive approach to government and politics in the future." --Book Jacket.

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Review: Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (Great Questions in Politics Series)

User Review  - Robert Williamson - Goodreads

Compelling argument, although it does not address recent increases in partisanship among politicians and its possible repercussions. Read full review

Review: Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America (Great Questions in Politics Series)

User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

There's substantial empirical evidence in this book to suggest that the political polarization that gets so much attention in the media is an illusion -- so far as everyday people are concerned. True ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Morris P. Fiorina " is the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Samuel J. Abrams " is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University and a Fellow at the Hamilton Center for Political Economy, New York University.

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