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By Stephen M. Hart

ISBN-10: 0226318176

ISBN-13: 9780226318172

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Why have conservatives fared quite a bit greater than progressives in fresh many years, although polls exhibit no major movement to the precise in public opinion? Cultural Dilemmas of innovative Politics highlights one cause: that progressives frequently undertake impoverished modes of discourse, ceding the ethical excessive floor to their conservative competitors. Stephen Hart additionally indicates that a few innovative teams are pioneering extra strong methods of speaking approximately their matters and values, offering examples different progressives may well emulate.

Through case reports of grassroots movements—particularly the commercial justice paintings carried on through congregation-based neighborhood organizing and the pursuit of human rights through neighborhood participants of Amnesty International—Hart indicates how those teams advance targeted methods of speaking approximately politics and create attribute tales, ceremonies, and practices. based on Hart, the best way humans interact in politics concerns simply up to the content material in their ideas: when activists make the ethical foundation for his or her activism transparent, have interaction concerns with ardour, and articulate a unified social imaginative and prescient, they problem the hot ascendancy of conservative discourse.

On the foundation of those case stories, Hart addresses at present debated issues corresponding to individualism in the United States and no matter if lines of political idea strongly educated through faith and ethical values fit with tolerance and liberty.

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