Tag: culture war

Map-Burning

My point is not to get lost in conventional debate here. But seeking to heal from the culture war, I want to uncover the bodies of my neighbors, which industrial stories kick in the face, deform, and then at election time bury beneath the red-blue map. Aligned with my neighbors, I want to stand in a place off that map, outside those stories.

The Culture of Hospitality

Hidden Springs, VA. In two recent pieces, I argued that 1) the language of “culture war” is not helpful and should be discarded, and...

Liberal Culture?

The word “culture” readily falls from our lips, but what appears on first glance to be a clear-cut notion becomes much more complex as...

Culture War No More

In recent decades we have heard much of the so-called “culture wars.” For many, the idiom of war has come to dominate their thinking...