- viii, 370 p. : graphs, maps ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Cushing, Robert G.
- Contents: Pt. I. The Power of Place -- 1. The Age of Political Segregation -- 2. The Politics of Migration -- 3. The Psychology of the Tribe -- Pt. II. The Silent Revolution -- 4. Culture Shift: The 1965 Unraveling -- 5. The Beginning of Division: Beauty and Salvation in 1974 -- 6. The Economics of the Big Sort: Culture and Growth in the 1990s -- Pt. III. The Way We Live Today -- 7. Religion: The Missionary and the Megachurch -- 8. Advertising: Grace Slick, Tricia Nixon, and You -- 9. Lifestyle: "Books, Beer, Bikes, and Birkenstocks" -- Pt. IV. The Politics of People Like Us -- 10. Choosing a Side -- 11. The Big Sort Campaign -- 12. To Marry Your Enemies.Includes bibliographical references (p. -349) and index.Summary: "America may be more diverse than ever coast to coast, but the places where we live are becoming increasingly crowded with people who live, think, and vote as we do. Our country has become so polarized, so ideologically inbred, that people don't know and can't understand those who live just a few miles away. The reason for this situation, and the dire implications for our country, is the subject of this work."