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The Big Sort by Bill Bishop
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it was amazing
bookshelves: post-trump

Liberals head off to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Austin, or Raleigh-Durham. Conservatives head to the country (or perhaps to Dallas). The folks in liberal cities talk amongst themselves and head left. The folks in the country talk amongst themselves and head right. And we get to where we are today, where politics is ridiculously polarized and I can say with a straight face that I don't know a single Republican in the town where I live.

What do we do about this? Well, I'm not moving to Dallas. But I clearly should be making an effort to hang out with more people who disagree with me. But that is not enough. Apparently, we need a project to work on together so we aren't at each others throats.

(Objectively speaking, this is probably a four star read. But I'm giving it five stars because I just love this sort of data analysis.)
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Reading Progress

January 2, 2017 – Shelved
February 24, 2017 – Started Reading
February 24, 2017 –
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February 28, 2017 –
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March 1, 2017 – Finished Reading

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