Culture War Not So 90s

, Malcolm A. Kline, 1 Comment

In his first campaign for the presidency, then-Senator Barack Obama, D-Ill, declared that the phrase “culture war” was “so 90s.” Nevertheless, there are strong indications, seven years later, that the conflict is still with us, late and soon.

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“But ask yourselves this question: apart from conservatism, what have been the most important intellectual and social movements of the past forty years?” historian George Nash asked rhetorically at a meeting of the Philadelphia Society in Philadelphia last month. “As a historian I will give you my answer: feminism, environmentalism, and multiculturalism.”

“Since the 1970s America has been moving Right and Left at the same time.” The Philadelphia Society is comprised of a group of conservative intellectuals formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat of 1964.

“Many conservatives, of course, including many in this room, are laboring valiantly and effectively in the realm of cultural renewal,” Nash said. “But as a historian I am constrained to note that the ‘progressives’ in this country continue to predominate in the production of culture, and in the manufacture and distribution of prestige among our cultural elites. As long as this imbalance continues, the fate of post-Reagan conservatism will be problematic.”

Nash is the author of many bestselling histories including The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945.


One Response

  1. physicsnut

    April 10, 2015 9:41 am

    Who wages the Culture War ?
    wanna see where this ‘white privilege’ thing came from ?
    Check out “Family Circle” by Susan Braudy
    That is about KATHY BOUDIN – you know, the Weather Underground jerkette who almost got blown up in that manhattan townhouse explosion – and then went on to rob the Nanuet Bank in Nyack.
    too bad it is not in the index – see pages 165, 180, 190, 198, 215

    so this sixties rubbish is now recycled by the Leftoids 50 years later,
    and they think I am not wise to their propaganda.
    It’s the same creeps who come up with “undocumented immigrant”
    and other similar rubbish.
    The creeps need to be exposed.

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