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Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections)

HarperOne (2016)

Though they may seem to be dividing the country irreparably, today’s heated cultural and political battles between right and left, Progressives and Tea Party, religious and secular are far from unprecedented. Why Liberals Win reframes current debates, viewing them as the latest in a number of flashpoints that have shaped our national identity.

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Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Prothero’s illuminating and absorbing take on America’s growing pains reveals that when ‘each of our cultural battles comes to an end, we are left with a more inclusive country.’”

Publishers Weekly, November 9, 2015

Kirkus Starred Review

“Prothero brilliantly shows how the same groups drive conflicts year after year and often lose—and how the results eventually make us stronger. Useful, instructive reading for all voters in the upcoming election year.”

Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2015

A Revelation

“The Boston University professor examines specific culture battles beginning with the days of the founding fathers to the present. And he has a revelation for you: Conservatives, struggling to hold onto the status quo, are the ones who generally initiate culture wars, and they invariably lose.”

The Boston Globe, January 14, 2016