Books: Patriotism in The Cross Fire

Americans are united? Nobody told these guys

Remember how Sept. 11 was supposed to mark the end of the culture wars? Americans were going to put aside their differences, acknowledge their common humanity and bond with one another in the shared pleasure of hunting down Osama bin Laden and blowing him to bits. For a month or two you could almost believe it. But with the war in Afghanistan winding down, it appears that the time has come for the American left and right to start gunning for each other again, at least in bookstores.

In this corner we have Bill Bennett, former drug czar, author of...

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