Author: Current U.S. Culture War May Be Linked To Education

Published: Monday, April 2, 2018 - 6:08pm
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President Donald Trump made his first commencement address as president at Liberty University — a fundamentalist Christian university run by Jerry Falwell, Jr.

It’s one of a family of fundamentalist Christian colleges and universities around the country that historian Adam Laats delves into in his new book, "Fundamentalist U: Keeping the Faith in Higher Education."

Laats, a professor of education and history at Binghamton University, wanted to dig into these fundamentalist universities in this book because he thinks they say so much about American education, culture and politics.

They were created in response to secular American culture, and Laats thinks they are part of the reason we are seeing culture wars in America: People have been educated very differently.

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