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Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Voices, and by Roger Chapman

By Roger Chapman

This really good encyclopedia teams a significantly wide selection of themes less than the overall rubric of “culture wars.” one of the greater than six hundred entries can be chanced on assurance of the yankee Civil Liberties Union; Barbie doll; Coulter, Ann; Fur; Gangs; Hispanic americans; Moore, Michael; and Smoking in public. each one access comprises see additionally references and a bibliography. A “Topic Finder” is helping readers locate like articles lower than unfastened groupings similar to “Activists and Advocates,” “Ideologies and Movements,” and “Social and ethical Issues.” The participants, nearly all lecturers, reveal a not often bland, occasionally quirky, and customarily enticing type of writing. Entries do a great task of explaining why the themes they tackle are a part of the tradition wars, and plenty of lay out opposing viewpoints in addition to supplying context and heritage. for instance, Drug trying out explains how the perform all started and has grown and descriptions the arguments and techniques on either side. Longer entries, similar to Globalization, well-being care, and correct to die, supply worthy ancient summaries exhibiting how numerous debates have developed. records, vital proceedings, and books and different files are brought up through the entries, bolstering their authority and objectivity. tradition Wars makes for attention-grabbing interpreting and is suggested for collections in educational and big public libraries.

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In 1979, the Christian Right became manifest with the formation of the Moral Majority, a pressure group that opposed abortion and other trends seen as threatening family values and the Judeo-Christian tradition. S. effort to contain the spread of communism, led to domestic unrest, with massive student antiwar protests in the 1960s and early 1970s. One side viewed the war as immoral; the other side viewed opposition to the war as equally immoral. Saigon finally fell to the communists in April 1975, less than a year after Richard Nixon had resigned as president over the Watergate scandal, and the United States was plagued for the rest of the decade by ongoing economic problems, an energy crisis, and the Iran hostage crisis.

Detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba)—were the scenes of prisoner (or detainee) abuse, “robust interrogation,” and even torture. S. government. The revelations of what occurred at Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, and elsewhere cast doubt on American ideals. Abu Ghraib was the scene of American GI abuse of Iraqi prisoners that came to light in 2004 when photographs of the incidents were reported by Dan Rather during a CBS 60 Minutes II broadcast. S. Army guards. These images, many obscene and pornographic, featured Iraqi prisoners being forced to pose nude in degrading situations.

Physicians joined with the growing feminist movement to decriminalize abortion. S. S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. The decision proved to be con1 2 Abortion the National Conference of Catholic Bishops organized the Family Life Division (FLD). After 1973, leaders of the FLD formed the National Right to Life Committee, which became the largest anti-abortion organization. Led by John Wilke, the group fought for changes to abortion laws at the legislative level through lobbying and sponsored publication of anti-abortion materials for distribution to voters.

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