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Message Memo

Handling the Culture Wars

Author: Rachel Laser and Jim Kessler
In The Culture Program


The selection of Governor Palin indicates that the dormant culture wars will be reignited in the coming weeks. This short memo advises progressives on how to handle the hot-button culture issues of abortion, gay and lesbian equality, guns, and the public role of religion.


This memo recommends a single, overarching theme, which we apply to each of the issues listed above, to help progressives react constructively to the provocative cultural battle being waged by conservatives.

Progressives are seeking to find common ground and to move the nation forward where we have shared values; conservatives are seeking to reignite the culture wars of yesterday that paralyze the nation for the sake of short-term political gain.

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