Conservatives, liberals, Republicans, Democrats, independents — all rubbing elbows, pitching in their two cents, hashing out the way of a great democracy.
In real America today, says my guest Bill Bishop, Americans have increasingly moved into lockstep, like-minded communities where everybody's politics are the same and conversations are more echo chamber than real exchange. He calls it "the big sort."
This hour, On Point: Bill Bishop on the dangers of a cookie-cutter America.Guests:
Bill Bishop, former reporter for the Austin American-Statesman and author of "The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart"
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.
This program aired on June 3, 2008.