Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About The "Real" America

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Dante Chinni and James Gimpel
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eric S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781592405732
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This book will dispel the Red States-Blue States Myth of America.

At the Democratic National Convention in 2004, then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama indicated that political pundits like to characterize individual states as either being blue (liberal) or red (conservative). Chinni and Gimpel believe this is a very simplistic and inaccurate view our nation. Based on their data and research they argue that America is really comprised of a patchwork of twelve distinct types of communities. The beliefs and values shared by the majority of citizens in each of these communities are shaped by economic, political and cultural forces unique to each region. Although these communities across the United States may differ greatly, the authors believe that it is our shared sense of optimism that is the unifying factor which holds our nation together. This book includes several interesting maps, charts and data.