In the essay the author describes definition and origin of American culture war. It is a war where traditionalists and progressivists fight against each other in the name of their own moral visions. The main fields of the conflict are: family, education, media, pop culture, the arts, law, and politics. The aim of this essay is not only to show orthodox and liberal points of view, but it also explains a role of religion in cultural battles and presents diagnosis of such authors as James Davison Hunter, Alan Wolfe, Gertrude Himmelfarb and Thomas Frank. The dialogue between these prominent researchers of the cultural conflict is an occasion to confront their predictions about the future of culture war and its influence for American society and politics.
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