The Big Sort

The award-winning journalist reveals the untold story of why America is so culturally and politically divided in this groundbreaking book.

The Big Sort

The award-winning journalist reveals the untold story of why America is so culturally and politically divided in this groundbreaking book. Armed with startling demographic data, Bill Bishop demonstrates how Americans have spent decades sorting themselves into alarmingly homogeneous communities—not by region or by state, but by city and neighborhood. With ever-increasing specificity, we choose the communities and media that are compatible with our lifestyles and beliefs. The result is a country that has become so ideologically inbred that people don't know and can't understand those who live just a few miles away. In The Big Sort, Bishop explores how this phenomenon came to be, and its dire implications for our country. He begins with stories about how we live today and then draws on history, economics, and our changing political landscape to create one of the most compelling big-picture accounts of America in recent memory.

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The Big Sort
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Bill Bishop
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-11 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The award-winning journalist reveals the untold story of why America is so culturally and politically divided in this groundbreaking book. Armed with startling demographic data, Bill Bishop demonstrates how Americans have spent decades sorting themselves into alarmingly homogeneous communities—not by region or by state, but by city and neighborhood. With
The Hype Machine
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Sinan Aral
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-15 - Publisher: Currency

A landmark insider’s tour of how social media affects our decision-making and shapes our world in ways both useful and dangerous, with critical insights into the social media trends of the 2020 election and beyond “The book might be described as prophetic. . . . At least two of Aral’s
The Splintering of the American Mind
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: William Egginton
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

A timely, provocative, necessary look at how identity politics has come to dominate college campuses and higher education in America at the expense of a more essential commitment to equality. Thirty years after the culture wars, identity politics is now the norm on college campuses-and it hasn't been an unalloyed
Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: David Daley
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-07 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

David Daley’s “extraordinarily timely” (New York Times Book Review) account uncovers the fundamental rigging of our House of Representatives and state legislatures nationwide. Lauded as a “compelling” (The New Yorker) and “eye-opening tour of a process that many Americans never see” (Washington Post), David Daley’s Ratf**ked documents the effort of
In the Face of Difference
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: Rev. William L. Sachs
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-20 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

In this book, William Sachs examines how Christians can maximize their spiritual growth through a genuine exchange of ideas and inspiration with those of others faiths, focusing on encounters between Christians and Muslims.