Building a Healthy Culture: Strategies for an American Renaissance

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Don E. Eberly
W.B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001 - Social Science - 543 pages
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Written by a team of stellar thinkers (including Zbigniew Brzezinski, Charles Krauthammer, Christopher Wolfe, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Stephen Goldsmith, and Michael Medved) this volume explores the state of American culture. The book is composed of more than thirty chapters, each of which explores the topic of culture renewal in a different sector of life. Describing solutions as well as problems, the authors offer fair and politically balanced strategies for promoting cultural health in today's society.Contributors includeStephen H. Balch (National Association of Scholars), Kevin Belmonte (William Wilberforce Papers Project at Gordon College), Elayne Glover Bennett (Best Friends Foundation), T. William Boxx (Philip M. McKenna Foundation and Center for Economic and Policy Education at Saint Vincent College), Zbigniew Brzezinski (Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and former National Security Advisor), Bruce Cole (Indiana University), Amitai Etzioni (George Washington University), John Fonte (Center for American Common Culture, Hudson Institute), Mary Ann Glendon (Harvard University), Stephen Goldsmith (former mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana), Cherie S. Harder (policy director for Senator Sam Brownback), Elizabeth L. Haynes (W. H. Brady Foundation), Gertrude Himmelfarb (formerly at Brooklyn College and City University of New York), Wade F. Horn (National Fatherhood Initiative and Georgetown University), Leon Kass (University of Chicago), Charles Krauthammer (syndicated columnist), Joseph Loconte (Heritage Foundation), Thomas Lickona (State University of New York), Herbert London (Hudson Institute and New York University), Elizabeth Lurie (W. H. Brady Foundation), Terry Mattingly (syndicated columnist and Council for Christian Colleges and Universities), Joe McIlhaney (Medical Institute for Sexual Health), Michael Medved (host of syndicated daily radio talk show and former chief film critic for the New York Post), Eric Miller (Geneva College), David G. Myers (Hope College), Kenneth A. Myers (former producer of National Public Radio's Morning Edition and founding producer of Mars Hill Audio Journal), David Popenoe (Rutgers University and the National Marriage Project), Robert Royal (Faith and Reason Institute and Crisis Magazine), Amy L. Sherman (Hudson Institute), Curt Smith (Hudson Institute), Wesley J. Smith (International Anti-Euthanasia Task Force), John G. West Jr. (Seattle Pacific University and Discovery Institute), William B. Wichterman is chief of staff to a Pennsylvania member of Congress), and Christopher Wolfe (Marquette University and American Public Philosophy Institute).Don E. Eberly is an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute, and director of the Civil Society Project, a national initiative advancing ideas to strengthen America's social institutions and community life.

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THE IMPERATIVE OF BUILDING A HEALTHY CULTURE
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The Cultures Impact on Social Pathologies
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Upstream from Politics
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Eberly is an affiliate scholoar at the Institute for American Values. He is an author, editor, the director of the Civil Society Project and the founder and Chairman of the National Fatherhood Initiative.

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