War Without End by Robert Shogan

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America’s culture war – which pits traditionalists, unrelenting defenders of the social orthodoxy, against modernists, agitators for social change – has simmered and seethed since the birth of the nation. But in the turbulent decade of the 1960s, the culture war erupted in the political arena, where it thunders on today. War Without End examines how the evolution of cultural issues as political tools has rocked the balance of political power in America, from the period of the fractious 1968 presidential campaign to the contest for the White House and for the Congress in 2000. Through an expansive coverage of events – from Vietnam, Nixon, discrimination, abortion, economic imbalance, and morality in political behavior – Washington journalist Robert Shogan provides an objective and informed look at how Americans feel about themselves and their country in the first decade of the new millennium while the culture war rages on.
 

About Robert Shogan

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Robert Shogan has spent more than thirty years covering the political scene in Washington as national political correspondent for Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Government at the Center for Study of American Government of Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
 
Published July 1, 2002 by Basic Books. 336 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Among the conflict’s many victims, he counts Colin Powell, who came under fire by the Christian right because he dared suggest that the sexually active might want to wear condoms, and Al Gore, who, Shogan offers, lost the 2000 presidential race not because of vote-tampering or judicial coup, as o...

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Shogan, who spent 30 years covering Washington politics for Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times, is at his best when reminding us of the historical details we may have forgotten, ranging from the quirky (newly elected President Jimmy Carter urging federal employees: "those of you who are living i...

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