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America in Conflict

The Deepening Values Divide

Rogene A. Buchholz

This book analyzes the values divide in modern America by examining the different values at stake in major policy areas, such as the war in Iraq where traditional reasons for going to war have been usurped by the Bush doctrine of preemption. The involvement of the religious right in politics also involves value issues including the separation of church and state. Other values concerned in the divide, such as a balance between freedom and security in our response to terrorism on American soil, fairness and equity in our taxation policies, and the values at stake in solving our environmental problems are explored in depth. The final section has a chapter devoted to the revitalization of democracy in America, and a concluding chapter discussing what the second term of the Bush administration means to America. « less more »
Hamilton Books
Pages: 288Size: 6 1/8 x 9
978-0-7618-3719-0 • Paperback • May 2007 • $50.99 • (£34.95)
Rogene A. Buchholz is the Legendre-Soule Chair in Business Ethics and Emeritus in the College of Business Administration at Loyola University, New Orleans. He has published over seventy-five articles and is the author of ten books in the areas of social responsibility, public policy, business ethics, and the environment. Dr. Buchholz is currently retired from teaching and lives with his wife in Denver, Colorado.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Part 2 Part I: Values and Policy
Chapter 3 War
Chapter 4 Freedom
Chapter 5 Taxes
Chapter 6 Environment
Part 7 Part II: Values and Religion
Chapter 8 Fundamentalist Christianity
Chapter 9 Fundamentalism in Government
Chapter 10 Church and State
Part 11 Part III: Values and Democracy
Chapter 12 Religion and a Democratic Society
Chapter 13 Revitalizing Democracy
Chapter 14 The Future of America
Part 15 Index