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Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape by Peter S. Wenz

By Peter S. Wenz

On any given evening cable television information will let us know how polarized American politics is: Republicans are from Mars, Democrats are from Canada. yet in reality, writes Peter Wenz in Beyond purple and Blue, americans don't divide well into ideological camps of red/blue, Republican/Democrat, right/left. In actual existence, as Wenz indicates, various ideologies can converge on definite concerns; humans from the perfect and left can help an analogous coverage for various purposes. therefore, for instance, libertarian-leaning Republicans can oppose the Patriot Act's encroachment on own freedom and social conservatives can help homosexual marriage due to the fact that it strengthens the establishment of marriage. Wenz maps out twelve political philosophies -- starting from theocracy and free-market conservatism to feminism and cosmopolitanism -- on which american citizens draw whilst taking political positions. He then turns his concentration to a couple of America's such a lot arguable concerns and indicates how ideologically diversified coalitions can emerge on such hot-button subject matters as extending lifestyles by means of man made potential, the conflict on medications, the conflict on terrorism, affirmative motion, abortion, same-sex marriage, wellbeing and fitness care, immigration, and globalization. information of those twelve political philosophies, Wenz argues, may help activists enlist allies, voters higher comprehend politics and elections, and we all outline our personal political identities.

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