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A debatable examine the social politics of equality and cultural politics of difference.The cave in of communism, the increase of identification politics, and struggles over worldwide governance have mixed to create new demanding situations for the Left: find out how to do justice to valid claims for multiculturalism and democratization with no forsaking the Left's historic-and nonetheless indispensable-commitment to fiscal equality? tips to develop the knowledge of injustice via including cultural and political insult to monetary damage? including Insult to damage tracks the controversy sparked by means of Nancy Fraser's debatable attempt to mix redistribution, acceptance, and illustration in a brand new figuring out of social justice. the amount showcases Fraser's serious exchanges with best thinkers, together with Judith Butler, Richard Rorty, Iris Marion younger, Anne Phillips, and Rainer Frost. the result's a wide-ranging and now and then contentious exploration of assorted ways to rebuilding the Left.
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If that sounds harsh, bear with me for a moment. My main concern here is that the children, most of whom are heterosexual, will not, and really cannot, get critical early-life lessons in how a heterosexual family functions successfully. In general, men and women bring different outlooks and temperaments to the task of parenting. Those male/female dynamics that make themselves evident in parenting—including even the conflicts and inconsistencies that are likely to arise—teach a child about how men and women relate to each other.
As parents and even grandparents, what can we do? Simple. We fight back. What happens in our day to the traditional family will determine whether we remain a morally healthy nation of self-reliant families, for the most part, or degenerate into a decadent welfare state of shattered, chaotic, and dependent families. If you think I’m exaggerating, a little history lesson might be in order. (Many of us somehow managed to get a high school diploma even with a meager knowledge of history, but I digress.
We need a simple government. Don’t get me wrong: I know that many of the nation’s problems are highly complex. But I also know that the governing principles that can solve them, if we work together, are simple. Justice, integrity, freedom—the basic notions upon which America was founded—are simple. Somewhere along the way, too many of our leaders have picked up the idea that it takes something like rocket science or brain surgery to deal with public problems. Wrong. When a new law is too long for anyone to read, let alone understand, it’s too long, period!
Adding Insult to Injury: Nancy Fraser Debates Her Critics by Kevin Olson (Editor)