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Enchanted AmericaHow Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics$
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J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226578477

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226578644.001.0001

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A Nation Divided by Magic

A Nation Divided by Magic

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(p.171) Chapter Eight A Nation Divided by Magic
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Enchanted America
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Calvin TerBeek

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226578644.003.0009

The confluence of racial and religious politics in the 1960s and 1970s lead a lot of Christian conservatives not only to identify themselves as conservative but to identify as Republicans as well. As conservatism and Intuitionism have become more closely aligned, America has become even more polarized. This chapter examines why Intuitionism thrives in contemporary America, how the Information age has influenced the shift in American public opinions, and how education and religion continually play a major role.

Keywords:   Republican party, New Right, Liberal Left, cultural populism

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