The Cultural Tail Wags the Political Dog

“Politics is downstream from culture.” To my knowledge, this truism originated over 20 years ago with conservative social commentator Don Eberly, but most political conservatives, including many Christians, seem not to be convinced.

The idea that culture shapes politics, and not the other way around, they might possibly acknowledge, but this acknowledgment apparently doesn’t dictate their strategy of social engagement. They act as though they believe political victories will ordinarily translate into cultural victories. This notion is so documentably false that one would have to ignore the lessons of 1960–2020 to affirm it.

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Author: P. Andrew Sandlin

I am founder & president of the Center for Cultural Leadership, core faculty of the H. Evan Runner International Academy for Cultural Leadership and De Yong Distinguished Visiting Professor of Culture and Theology, Edinburg Theological Seminary, and an ordained minister in the Fellowship of Mere Christianity. I am happily married to Sharon Lynn Sandlin (nee Habedank) and have five adult children and four grandchildren.

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