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By Dante Chinni

A provocative counterargument to the blue/red divide that illuminates our country's multidimensional political spectrum.

In a weather of tradition wars and monetary uncertainty, the media have usually lowered the USA to a simplistic schism among purple and blue states. in keeping with that oversimplification, journalist Dante Chinni teamed up with political geographer James Gimpel, utilizing on-the-ground reporting and statistical research to get previous generalizations and probe American groups in depth.

Looking on the info, they famous that the rustic breaks into twelve distinctive varieties of groups, whose alterations and particular matters make clear the delicate differences in how american citizens vote, store, and differently behave. Showcasing own interviews, mixed with proof and facts, Our Patchwork Nation bargains a really good new option to study the problems that topic such a lot to our groups, and to our nation.

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