Index of Leading Cultural Indicators Paperback
American Society at End of 20th Century
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Index of Leading Cultural Indicators
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First published in 1994 and now completely updated and considerably expanded, it draws from a wide array of government sources and academic studies to offer comprehensive chapters on crime, the family, youth behavior, education, popular culture, and religion, as well as new chapters on civic participation, international comparisons, and decade-by-decade comparisons. For each topic covered, there are statistical and numerical breakdowns; tables and graphs; ranking of states; and a "Factual Overview" interpreting the data. The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators should serve as the starting point of any discussion about America's moral and cultural condition.
William J. Bennett's provocative introduction provides the essential context and perspective for the data he's collected, offering an assessment of the problems besetting modern America. Some have gotten better--most notably, crime and welfare rates--leading him to conclude that politics and public engagement in social issues can make more of a difference than he once thought. But there is much else of a worrying nature, and Bennett pulls no punches in identifying pathologies and laying out the challenges we face. No one who cares about American society and a whole range of social issues can afford to be without this essential volume--a statistical snapshot, an invaluable source-book, and a call to action.
Index of Leading Cultural Indicators by William J Bennett was published by Waterbrook Press in October 1999. The ISBN for Index of Leading Cultural Indicators is 9781578563449.
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Details for Index of Leading Cultural Indicators
|Author / Artist||William J Bennett|
|Publisher||Waterbrook Press (October 1999)|
|Edition||Updated and Expanded ed.|
|Number of Pages||272|
|Page last updated||29th March 2017|