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The Resource One nation undecided : clear thinking about five hard issues that divide us, Peter H. Schuck

One nation undecided : clear thinking about five hard issues that divide us, Peter H. Schuck

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One nation undecided : clear thinking about five hard issues that divide us
Title
One nation undecided
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clear thinking about five hard issues that divide us
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Peter H. Schuck
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eng
Summary
" Let's be honest, we've all expressed opinions about difficult hot-button issues without always thinking them through. With so much media spin, political polarization, and mistrust of institutions, it's hard to know how to think about these tough challenges, much less what to do about them. One Nation Undecided takes on some of today's thorniest issues and walks you through each one step-by-step, explaining what makes it so difficult to grapple with and enabling you to think smartly about it. In this unique what-to-do book, Peter Schuck tackles poverty, immigration, affirmative action, campaign finance, and religious objections to gay marriage and transgender rights. For each issue, he provides essential context; defines key concepts and values; presents the relevant empirical evidence; describes and assesses the programs that now seek to address it; and considers many plausible solutions. Schuck looks at all sides with scrupulous fairness while analyzing them rigorously and factually. Each chapter is self-contained so that readers may pick and choose among the issues that interest and concern them most. His objective is to educate rather than proselytize you--the very nature of these five issues is that they resist clear answers; reasonable people can differ about where they come out on them. No other book provides such a comprehensive, balanced, and accessible analysis of these urgent social controversies. One Nation Undecided gives you the facts and competing values, makes your thinking about them more sophisticated, and encourages you to draw your own conclusions. "--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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One nation undecided : clear thinking about five hard issues that divide us, Peter H. Schuck
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Poverty -- Immigration -- Campaign finance -- Affirmative action -- Accommodating religious freedom and secular public policies
Control code
sky2ocm85154369
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
425 pages
Isbn
9780691167435
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016039948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026973876
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One nation undecided : clear thinking about five hard issues that divide us, Peter H. Schuck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Poverty -- Immigration -- Campaign finance -- Affirmative action -- Accommodating religious freedom and secular public policies
Control code
sky2ocm85154369
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
425 pages
Isbn
9780691167435
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016039948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026973876

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