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The Big Sort by Bill Bishop
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bookshelves: 2016, nonfiction

This has the dubious distinction of having been published in 2008, and like any work of history or science fiction (maybe just everything), it says as much about the time in which it was written as it does whatever else it might be saying. While Bishop makes a compelling argument as to the splintering of our politics, national discourse and the atomization of our lifestyles, echoes of the 2016 election will haunt you at just about every page, in turns prescient and painful and altogether too mistakenly hopeful.

The book deserves a 2016 addendum, taking into account the Obama presidency, as well as a deeper discussion as to how race intersects with socioeconomic status in the big sort.
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December 22, 2016 – Shelved
December 22, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 24, 2016 – Started Reading
December 24, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 26, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
December 26, 2016 – Shelved as: nonfiction
December 26, 2016 – Finished Reading

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