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Are You Doing Your Part in the Baby Wars?

June 22, 2013  |  permalink


Are the culture wars determined by demographics? Population-minded economists predict that larger birthrates among the religious, coupled with declining birthrates among religious moderates and the nonreligious, will shape the outcome of our present-day battles over the proper role of religion in government. Our culture wars, they say, are decided by a “competition of cradles.” The fly in the ointment, of course, is that soon after leaving those cradles, children develop an ability to think for themselves, and don’t always behave – or vote – the way their elders would like. My latest in Religion Dispatches.

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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