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The New America: What the election teaches us about ourselves

The New America: What the election teaches us about ourselves


By Josh Levs, CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/09/politics/election-new-america/index.html

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The America that gave the president a second term and ushered in a string of cultural firsts was formed at a time of dramatic changes that were starting to take root just around the time Obama was born in 1961.

"The '60s culture wars won, and that's a legacy that we're now seeing," said Julian Zelizer, political historian at Princeton University and CNN contributor.

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So the same growing population that wants government to stay out of same-sex relationships, marijuana use and contraception also wants a racially inclusive government, analysts said.

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There is "kind of a 1950s America that we lost," Castellanos said. "It's an old way of looking at the world."


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