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Minority Rule

April 23, 2013  |  permalink


The culture war allows an increasingly militant minority of Americans to sustain the delusion that it speaks for the majority. By wrapping guns and crosses in American flags, this group derives power from falsely believing that they represent the “real America”. And as they become bolder in their claims, those of us who, in fact, represent the majority – supporting equitable policies on taxation, gun safety, access to reproductive care and the like – tend to limit ourselves. We begin to believe that we represent a minority in our country. But as the latest Gallop and Pew polls show, in fact, we don’t. My take in the Guardian.

The Book
The Good News Club, by Katherine Stewart

The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children

About the Author
author Katherine Stewart Katherine Stewart has written for The New York Times, the Atlantic, and the Guardian. She lives in New York City. Contact her. More →

 


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