We went to the polls. We voted for change or not. We resisted or didn’t. And in the end, we remain divided.
One pundit I heard this morning said that the most profound and confounding divide in America is the rural-urban/suburban split. As a site begun after the 2016 elections and devoted to understanding the heartlands of rural America, I offer the following review of posts to get you up to speed if you’re just now turning to this complex landscape:
The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America by Robert Wuthnow
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
The View From Flyover Country: Dispatches from The Forgotten America by Sarah Kendzior
Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society by Thomas Frank