The Fractious Nation?


fractiousnationThe Fractious Nation: Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life

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“A bracing challenge to widely held beliefs about cultural and political fragmentation in the United States today. The Fractious Nation? may well change the debate on issues ranging from multiculturalism and race relations to governance and public philosophy.”—William A. Galston, Brookings Institution

“The virtue of this stunning collection of essays is the shrewd moderation of its authors, who explain that while we in the United States have serious social conflict, we also have the intellectual resources to address it.”—Stanley N. Katz, professor, Woodrow Wilson School, and director of Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Princeton University

“With an all-star team of contributors, this volume explores the many ways that fear of fragmentation plagues the American psyche today and provides the kind of understanding that allows us to overcome such fears. The breadth of talent assembled between the covers of this book is simply awesome.”—Roberto Suro, author of Strangers among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America

“This is an accessibly written and valuable collection by outstanding social scientists addressed to the broad question of whether the United States is experiencing or headed for a ‘culture war.’”—R. Stephen Warner, author of New Wine in Old Wineskins: Evangelicals and Liberals in a Small-Town Church

“An exceptionally well-focused collection of up-to-date, analytical reflections . . . written by some of our most discerning scholars and journalists.”—David A. Hollinger, author of Postethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism