Sunday, 14 November 2010

The impact of Geography

Jonathan Raban is a British author settled in Seattle who has written about "How urban-rural divide sways US politics". The article focuses on the city of Seattle as an example. Raban's hypothesis, that seems to have been confirmed by the recent mid-term elections in the US, is that "the US is not a patchwork of "red" and "blue" states - but rather a country composed of cities, which tend to vote Democrat, and their rural hinterlands, which lean Republican."

Seattle in 1917
Port of Seattle 2005 
images from Wikimedia Commons

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