Friday, December 12, 2003

Beyond Red & Blue
As you know, I am fascinated with the Red State/Blue State divide within the US that is discussed in various ways regarding its cultural and political divisions. This site believes the divide is characterized too narrowly and instead provides a more varied discussion of regional differences. Whereas New Hampshire would be characterized as simply a "Red State" in the aforementioned context, this new approach shows that NH is split into two distinct regional subgroups that indicate greater political and cultural variability within the state. Indeed, people in parts of New Hampshire share affinities that people in Wyoming also share, while other parts of New Hampshire reflect attitudes that you might recognize in say downtown Portland, Oregon. In the end, the discussion provided here shows how truly diverse the politics, culture, regionalism and so forth are that are within the US.


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