United States, Moral conditions.
United States, Politics and government, 1989-
United States, Social conditions, 1980-
Citizenship, Social aspects, United States.
National characteristics, American.
Pluralism (Social sciences), United States.
Political culture, United States.
Social conflict, United States.
Getting a fix on fragmentation: "breakdown" as estimation error, rhetorical strategy, and organizational accomplishment / Jonathan Rieder -- The fetish of difference / Richard Berstein -- Fragments or ties? the defense of difference / Martha Minow -- The myth of culture war: the disparity between private opinion and public politics / Paul DiMaggio -- America's Jews: highly fragmented, insufficiently disputatious / Jack Wertheimer -- Once again, strangers on our shores / Mary C. Waters -- Expelling newcomers: the eclipse of constitutional community / Cecilia Muñoz -- The United States in the world community: the limits of national sovereignty / Douglas S. Massey -- "Who cares who killed Roger Ackroyd?": narrowing the enduring divisions of race / Jennifer Hochschild -- The ambivalence of citizenship: African-American intellectuals in search of community / Kevin Gaines -- Social provision and civic community: beyond fragmentation / Theda Skocpol -- Stable fragmentation in multicultural America / Paul Starr -- The moral compassion of true conservatism / John J. DiIulio Jr. -- Shaking off the past: third ways, fourth ways, and the urgency of politics / E.J. Dionne Jr. -- Epilogue: Into the unknown: unity and conflict after September 11, 2001 / Jonathan Rieder
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