Hi! I am reading an article about " elite" in New York Times. Could you please tell me what " normative American values" refers to? Thank you!The second stage of elite-bashing was conceived by the cultural and political right. Conservative intellectuals who rose to prominence during the Reagan administration managed the neat trick of reversing the ’60s usage of “elite” by applying it as a slur to the left alone. “Elite,” often rendered in the plural, became synonymous with “limousine liberals” who opposed supposedly normative American values. That the right-wing intellectual establishment also constituted a powerful elite was somehow obscured.
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Thank you for your answer, Snowcake!
You're quite welcome.
Have a nice evening - but I guess it's night in China, isn't it?
There's total two time zones applied in China. One is Beijing Time, 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Time, used in the most of China; The other one is Urumqi Time, 6 hours ahead of Greenwich Time, used in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest of China.
I am located in Shanghai, so we adapt Beijing Time.
Have a good one too.
Oh, this is a tough one.
These might be the type of values that are being described:
The family unit (of mother, father, and children) is the basic unit of society.
Hard work is the key to financial success.
Religious institutions are the primary source of moral "rightness."
It's the family's job to teach children right and wrong and the value of a good education, and that working hard in school wil bring you rewards later on.
People must take responsibility for their own actions and the effects they have on others.
I don't wish to turn this into a political debate. These are just suggestions of what "normative values" might be all about.