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Culture Wars by James Davison Hunter
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Apr 23, 12

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Read from April 13 to 26, 2012

I think it is a solid thesis--who can *really* claim that a polarisation of public discourse doesn't exist in the US, and increasingly in Europe? I think the critiques have been off topic at times. But, obviously the emergence of social media in the last 20 years has changed the field massively which makes the reading interesting but definitely outdated in many respects. The book (because it is written for a popular audience, after all) is also very wordy. The basic idea could have been presented in much less space.

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