Culture in Crisis and the Renewal of Civil Life

Overview

This important book addresses many of the most compelling social issues of our times, and delves into the causes of America's social pathologies and strained sociopolitical condition. Contributors include T. William Boxx, Linda Chavez, Midge Decter, Don E. Eberly, Heather R. Higgins, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Russell Hittinger, Glenn C. Loury, Michael Novak, Robert Royal, and James Q. Wilson.

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Overview

This important book addresses many of the most compelling social issues of our times, and delves into the causes of America's social pathologies and strained sociopolitical condition. Contributors include T. William Boxx, Linda Chavez, Midge Decter, Don E. Eberly, Heather R. Higgins, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Russell Hittinger, Glenn C. Loury, Michael Novak, Robert Royal, and James Q. Wilson.

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Editorial Reviews

Max L. Stackhouse
This collection of essays by noted intellectuals on the academic front lines of 'the neo-conservative movement' clearly reveals that what is driving the movement is not 'a meanness of spirit', an 'anti-societal egoism', or a 'reactionary religiosity', as some contemporary critics claim...Readers may not agree with every assessment of the ethical, philosophical, or cultural situation, as I do not; but they will know why the intellectual vitality in this movement is high and likely to endure.
George Weigel
An exceptionally fine collection of essays that sheds light, rather than more partisan heat, on the debate over America's 'culture war'. If everyone who invokes the image of the 'culture war' between now and the 1996 presidential election would take the trouble to read this book, we might have an electoral debate that would make the Founding Fathers proud of us.
Father Robert Sirico
It is remarkable (and refreshing) to observe the extent to which moral categories are being retrieved in civic discourse and now occupy a central place in contemporary discussions on public policy. Culture in Crisisis an invaluable resource for those who want to intelligently participate in the dialogue.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847682881
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/22/1996
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

T. William Boxx and Gary M. Quinlivan are, respectively, Fellow in Culture and Policy and Executive Director at the Center for Economic and Policy Education at Saint Vincent's College.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Culture, Crime, and Human Nature 1
2 Family, Fatherhood, and Socialization 13
3 Values and Judgments: Creating Social Incentives for Good Behavior 23
4 Ethnicity and Immigration 33
5 Politics of Cultural Wars 41
6 Who Killed Dr. Kildare? 49
7 The Restoration of Citizenship and Civic Culture 57
8 The Renewal of Civil Society 67
9 Religion and the Secular Retreat from Modernity 77
10 Christian Principles and Public Life 91
11 Culture Wars, Moral Wars 113
Index 125
About the Contributors 135
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