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Wenz, Peter S
Beyond red and blue : how twelve political philosophies shape American debates / Peter S. Wenz
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HN59.2 .W46 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Social policy -- 1993-
Subject(s) Social problems -- United States
Ideology -- United States
Political science -- United States -- Philosophy
Physical Description 375 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-352) and index
Contents No strange bedfellows -- Pulling the plug -- Physician-assisted suicide -- The war on drugs -- The War on Terrorism -- Affirmative action -- Pornography, child pornography, and the Internet -- Abortion -- Homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and polygamy -- Genetic engineering and designer children -- Wages and taxes -- Health care in America -- Immigration -- Globalization
Review "Wenz maps out twelve political philosophies - ranging from theocracy and free-market conservatism to feminism and cosmopolitanism - on which Americans draw when taking political positions. He then turns his focus to some of America's most controversial issues and, through in-depth discussions of fourteen of them, shows how ideologically diverse coalitions can emerge. These hot-button issues include extending life by artificial means (as in the Terri Schiavo case), the war on drugs, the war on terrorism, affirmative action, abortion, same-sex marriage, health care, immigration, and globalization."--BOOK JACKET

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