Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War

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University of California Press, 2004 M10 20 - 327 páginas
"Saletan's Bearing Right is as subtle and intelligent a study of abortion politics as has ever been written. You may not agree with the conclusions, but no one concerned about this issue can afford to miss this brilliant analysis."—Charles Krauthammer, syndicated columnist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary

"Saletan destroys the myth that there's nothing new to say about America's abortion debate. His argument that the pro-choice movement has preserved abortion rights by co-opting conservative rhetoric will make activists on both sides of the debate uncomfortable, which is an achievement in and of itself. There's no smarter political commentator in Washington today."—Peter Beinart, editor, The New Republic

"Will Saletan is one of America's shrewdest political writers. He brings clarity and intelligence to the roiling abortion debate, in a challenging and illuminating work of contemporary history. If you care about the issue of abortion, you must read this book."—Rich Lowry, editor, National Review

"A unique assessment of recent abortion politics. Saletan uncovers political and institutional strategies with lucidity and verve. This book makes a raft of challenging arguments--a must-read, especially now."—Rickie Solinger, author of Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the U.S.

"Will Saletan is a great political journalist with a strong moral sense. He also has an unusually shrewd understanding of what happens when ethics and values meet elections and the legislative process. So partisans on every side of the abortion debate--Saletan shows convincingly there are more than two--will be challenged by his book, at times upset, and always enlightened. Based on exceptional reporting and fiercely independent analysis, Bearing Right is eloquent, important, and surprising." --E.J. Dionne, Jr., syndicated columnist and author of Why Americans Hate Politics

"A unique assessment of recent abortion politics. Saletan uncovers political and institutional strategies with lucidity and verve. This book makes a raft of challenging arguments—a must-read, especially now."—Rickie Solinger, author of Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the U.S.
 

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This book molded my pro-life views more then any other book on the subject that I have read. Leer comentario completo

Bearing right: how conservatives won the abortion war

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Saletan, a political reporter for Slate and other magazines, documents the organizations, interests, people, and campaigns that shaped the reproductive rights debate from the 1980s to the present. He ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

A Place Called Hope
9
Privacy and Prejudice
31
Who Decided
57
The New Mainstream
84
Triage
108
Middle Ground
136
Victims and Villains
158
The Right to Choose Life
188
The Era of Big Government
218
Fatal Position
247
Notes
279
Bibliography
311
Index
313
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William Saletan is Chief Political Correspondent for the online magazine Slate. He has written for the New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, and the Washingtonian.

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