Reevaluating the Culture Wars

And what caused them in the first place? A firm consensus on the question — if it ever existed — has been lacking for over a decade.

‘The Defenestration’ by Václav Brožík, 1618. Photo: Christophe Boisvieux/Corbis via Getty Images

By Timothy Crimmins

Review essay: A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars by Andrew Hartman: University of Chicago Press, 2015, 384 pages, $30