St. George, Utah (PRWEB) January 9, 2006
The past two presidential elections exposed a deep and expanding polarization of the American public. Unfortunately, the two major political parties aren’t helping to resolve the conflict.
According to Bruce Wilson, author of the just released political commentary “Disarming the Culture War: How the Silent Majority Can End the Stalemate,” Republicans and Democrats created the conflict and are perpetuating it.
“There is no serious debate within the political parties on the four moral issues that are the basis of this Culture War,” Wilson says. “These issues have been transformed into articles of faith. Committed Democrats will be for abortion, gun control, separation of church and state and gay marriage. Their Republican counterparts will be against all of them.”
In “Disarming the Culture War,” Wilson makes the case that a majority of Americans are not satisfied with the positions of the political parties on these issues. Through the use of publicly available polling data, Wilson demonstrates that a “silent majority” of Americans are against abortion and gay marriage but are in favor of gun control and the separation of church and state. The book then lays out a logical and common sense articulation of the fundamental American values that support the silent majority’s position.
Another issue Wilson addresses in the book is the lack of real public dialogue about the issues of the Culture War. According to Wilson, meaningful public discussion of these four moral issues is now almost impossible because both sides are more interested in refining their own monologues than contributing to a constructive dialogue. An abundance of talk has left each side — red and blue — unable or unwilling to listen.
“The Culture War is a divisive stalemate with serious long term consequences, and citizens who have been silent for far too long have an obligation to speak up now,” Wilson says. “‘Disarming the Culture War’ brings a new dimension to the public dialogue — a dialogue that is necessary if we are to find our way beyond this Culture War.”
“Disarming the Culture War: How the Silent Majority Can End the Stalemate” (ISBN 059537932X) is now available from most online booksellers, including Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. The author is available for interviews and can be reached by phone at (435) 862-5476. For more information about the book and author, visit http://www.brucewilson.blogspot.com.
Wilson recently retired from the position of Chief Information Officer for Universal Studios, concluding a distinguished 25 year executive career. He earned an undergraduate degree in education from Michigan State University and began his career as a teacher and coach. He is married and the father of six children.
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