11.05.2008

THE BIG SORT

Remarkable: this site shows results by ward, and it says Obama won 96.6 percent of the votes in our ward. I haven't read "The Big Sort" yet, but intuitively, I know that we Americans are clustering with others of our political persuasion as never before. And I think that's a shame, because there's a lot to be gained from a situation like ours, where one's own convictions are challenged (sometimes hardened, sometimes changed) by constantly hearing the positions and passions of other perspectives. Here's hoping that Americans who aren't in our situation will not become lazy in their thinking, but will ever challenge their own positions as well as their counterparts'.
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