Politics, Culture, and the Struggle for America's Future
By (author) Robert Shogan
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Constant Conflict by Robert Shogan
Book DescriptionAmerica's culture war - which pits traditionalists, unrelenting defenders of the social orthodoxy, against modernists, agitators for social change - has simmered and seethed since the birth of the nation. But in the turbulent decade of the 1960s, the culture war erupted in the political arena, where it thunders on today. Constant Conflict examines how the evolution of cultural issues as political tools has rocked the balance of political power in America, and continues to do so. Through an expansive coverage of events - from Vietnam, Nixon, discrimination, abortion, economic imbalance, and morality in political behavior - Washington journalist Robert Shogan provides an objective and informed look at how Americans feel about themselves and their country in the first decade of the new millennium. Updates to the paperback show how the culture war has reached new heights in the Bush presidency, with the emphasis on Godliness and the divisiveness against the Axis of Evil. Shogan also discusses how the cultural conflicts will impact the 2004 campaign.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813342214
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Shogan
Battle of Blair Mountain, Paperback (July 2006)
Shows a long-neglected slice of American history to be a saga of the conflicting political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the power structure of twentieth-century America.
Fate of the Union, Paperback (March 2004)
Illuminates the path down which our politics is headed in Clinton's second term and beyond.
Double Edged Sword, Paperback (December 1999)
A veteran White House reporter asks, Can a president's private life be separated from his performance in office?
Hard Bargain, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Robert Shogan
An account of Franklin Roosevelt's secret deal with Winston Churchill to provide England with American ships before America's entrance into World War II.
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Author Biography - Robert Shogan
Robert Shogan has spent more than thirty years covering the political scene in Washington as national political correspondent for Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Government at the Center for Study of American Government of Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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