The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart

The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart

Bill Bishop


In 2004, journalist invoice Bishop coined the time period "the large sort." Armed with startling new demographic info, he made nationwide information in a sequence of articles exhibiting how american citizens were sorting themselves into alarmingly homogeneous groups -- no longer by means of sector or by way of kingdom, yet by way of urban or even local. over the last 3 many years, we now have been picking the local (and church and information express) appropriate with our way of life and ideology. the result's a rustic that has develop into so polarized, so ideologically inbred that individuals have no idea and cannot comprehend those that stay a couple of miles away. How this got here to be, and its dire implications for our nation, is the topic of this ground-breaking paintings.

In the large style, Bishop has taken his research to a brand new point. He starts with tales approximately how we are living this day after which attracts on background, economics and our altering political panorama to create some of the most compelling big-picture money owed of the United States in fresh memory.

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