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The Culture Wars Are Dead, Long Live the Culture Wars!

I conclude my book, A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, with the purposefully provocative argument that the culture wars are dead, or at least, that the culture wars that helped define the 1980s and 90s are history. The culture wars were a response to the transformations of the sixties. The culture wars compelled Americans, even conservatives, to acknowledge these transformations. And although acknowledgment often came in the form of rejection, it was also the first step to resignation, if not outright acceptance. The metaphor has run its course. Cultural conflict persists, but it Read more