Thursday, April 20, 2017

"Cities vs. Trump"

"In the 2016 election, virtually every large urban center and many small ones—white Boise and majority-black Baltimore, wealthy San Francisco and beaten-down Detroit, sprawling sunwashed megalopoli and shrinking union strongholds—rejected the man who became president, often by yawning margins. The density that is one of the defining characteristics of cities forces encounters that, more and more, seem to strengthen Democratic principles—and separates urban dwellers from their rural cousins."

Justin Davidson in New York asserts that the "urban-rural divide is more significant" to contemporary politics.

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