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How Culture Wars Define America January 28, 2016
The Culture Wars. That’s a phrase we apply to contemporary political battles over issues like abortion, same sex marriage or even legalizing marijuana. But Stephen Prothero says the Culture Wars have been around for a long time, since the election of Thomas Jefferson. He says Culture Wars are often tied up in religious sentiments and teachings-- from anti-Catholicism and anti-Mormonism, to the struggle over Prohibition, to the Islamophobia of today-- and that these thorny debates help to define and refine what it means to be American.

Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University and author of Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections)