Book Discussion on The Big Sort

Bill Bishop spoke about his book, The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart (Houghton Mifflin; May 7,… read more

Bill Bishop spoke about his book, The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart (Houghton Mifflin; May 7, 2008). It was originally begun as a series of articles for the Austin American-Statesman that he wrote with Robert Cushing, a retired sociologist and statistician from the University of Texas. In his book Bill Bishop contends that Americans have segregated themselves into like-minded communities that include everything from their neighborhoods to social organizations and argues this homogeneity has produced a polarized political and social culture. Following his remarks, Mr. Bishop responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on The Big Sort

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Aug 10, 2008
Last Aired:
Aug 17, 2008

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  • Aug 10, 2008 | 5:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 17, 2008 | 3:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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