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Dispatches From the Culture Wars: How the Left Lost Teen Spirit

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At a time when the American left is foundering, Danny Goldberg stands tall. A maverick champion of First Amendment rights, he has also been pop culture's most vocal defender against assault by anyone who uses entertainment as a scapegoat for social problems, from violence to lousy test scores. In Dispatches from the Culture Wars, Goldberg takes a hard look at what has happ ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 11th 2003 by Miramax Books
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I wasn't sure if Goldberg's subject was worth a whole book, but I quickly found his precise language and flowing passages irresistible. His basic argument is that left-wing snobs in Washington and academia have ignored youth culture instead of reaching out to it. Goldberg feels that this error has caused the Democrats many elections including the Presidential election of 2000.

He spends the largest part of the book disagreeing with Tipper Gore about her campaign to label rock music, and Joe Liebe
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