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Author Buchholz, Rogene A.

Title America in conflict : the deepening values divide / Rogene A. Buchholz
Published Lanham ; Plymouth : Hamilton Books, [2007]


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 MELB  320.6 Buc/Aic  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Values and policy. War -- Freedom -- Taxes -- Environment -- pt. 2. Values and religion. Fundamentalist Christianity -- Fundamentalism in government -- Church and state -- pt. 3. Values and democracy. Religion and democratic society -- Revitalizing democracy -- The future of America
Summary "This book analyzes the values divide in modern America by examining the different values at stake in major policy areas, such as the war in Iraq where traditional reasons for going to war have been usurped by the Bush doctrine of preemption. The involvement of the religious right in politics also involves value issues including the separation of church and state. Other values concerned in the divide, such as a balance between freedom and security in our response to terrorism on American soil, fairness and equity in our taxation policies, and the values at stake in solving our environmental problems are explored in depth. The final section has a chapter devoted to the revitalization of democracy in America, and a concluding chapter discussing what the second term of the Bush administration means to America."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Christianity and politics -- United States.
Church and state -- United States.
National characteristics, American.
Policy sciences.
Political culture -- United States.
Religious fundamentalism -- United States.
Social values -- United States.
Values -- United States.
United States -- History.
United States -- Moral conditions.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 -- Moral and ethical aspects.
United States -- Politics and government.
LC no. 2007921285
ISBN 0761837191 (paperback)
9780761837190 (paperback)