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Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics
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Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Stephen Hart

Abstract

Why have conservatives fared so much better than progressives in recent decades, even though polls show no significant move to the right in public opinion? This book highlights one reason: that progressives often adopt impoverished modes of discourse, ceding the moral high ground to their conservative rivals. The book also shows that some progressive groups are pioneering more robust ways of talking about their issues and values, providing examples other progressives could emulate. Through case studies of grassroots movements—particularly the economic justice work carried on by congregation-ba ... More

Keywords: conservatives, progressives, grassroots movements, economic justice, Amnesty International, activism, individualism, America, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780226318172
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.001.0001

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Stephen Hart, author

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