If the recession can be responsible for anything positive, perhaps it’s the quieting down of the culture wars. In a recent Week in Review piece for the New York Times, Sam Tanenhaus provides evidence of this quieting down.
No real reasons are given, though many can be proposed, including the currently visible favorites like the implosion of the Republican party to the well-documented differences of priorities of younger voters.
But perhaps the recession is the reason. With many people out of work and wondering how they will meet expenses, perhaps attention is being focused on more fundamental issues.
Read the entire article at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/weekinreview/28tanenhaus.html?ref=weekinreview.