Armistice in America’s culture wars?
Optimists have been quick to proclaim an end to America’s long-running culture wars after Barack Obama’s presidential victory.
The blogger and writer for the Nation, Christopher Hayes, believes John McCain’s failed campaign has burned out the political battles over guns, abortion, religion and public morals. According to Hayes, McCain’s various unsuccessful attacks on Obama trotted out all the old culture war arguments—in reverse chronological order.
First, McCain’s attack dogs hinted that Obama was Muslim, pressing contemporary “war on terror” buttons. Then they dubbed him a Hollywood-style “celebrity” and a supporter of sex education in…
Register today to continue reading
You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.
You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.
Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with our newsletter, subscription offers and other relevant information.
Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.
Already a subscriber? Log in here