New PDF release: A Field Guide to the Culture Wars: The Battle over Values

By Michael McGough

ISBN-10: 0313351074

ISBN-13: 9780313351075

Like any realignment in politics, the Democratic takeover of Congress within the 2006 midterm elections encouraged a raft of immediate analyses. One tackle the consequences that's definitely flawed is that the switch accountable for Congress and the spike in Democratic hopes for the 2008 presidential race mark an finish to the tradition wars that traditional knowledge blamed (or credited) for George W. Bush's re-election in 2004. This publication units the degree for a brand new attention of the modern tradition wars through reading their antecedents—from the Scopes trial to Prohibition to the talk over the very best Court's desegregation and school-prayer rulings to loyalty-oath battles of the Nineteen Fifties to the pre- Roe v. Wade crusade to liberalize abortion legislation. Even in periods of meant conformism, american citizens were offered with competing claims approximately what kind of tradition this can be and the way and to what volume executive should still replicate, and police, values. the writer covers such subject matters as same-sex marriage, stem mobilephone examine, clever layout, and different scorching button matters which are debated not only among the spiritual and secular, yet a growing number of one of the ranks of the spiritual themselves, the place a spiritual left has emerged to counter arguments from the non secular correct. somebody attracted to the intersection of faith and politics, within the upward push of the so-called ethical majority, and within the present scenario in regards to values and public lifestyles in the United States will achieve a greater knowing from analyzing this book.

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Battle lines also are drawn in interpreting the guarantee of the “free exercise” of religion. On one side are those who argue that the Free Exercise Clause means that believers can be exempted from some laws if compliance would create a conflict with their faith. On the other side are scholars and judges—notably Justice Scalia—who do not believe that the First Amendment provides such exemptions. Some opponents of exemptions go further and argue that giving special dispensation to believers in the name of the free exercise of religion runs the risk of violating the Establishment Cause.

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