Where Do Reactionary Ideas Come From?
August 20, 2019 9:48 PM Subscribe
“Beginning in the mid-20th century, the modern suburb was designed as a comfortable hideout for white America: a low-density environment with many of the conveniences of city life, but none of the friction of heterogeneity or shared space. Roads for cars replace public transit, “lifestyle” affiliations are established through consumer choices, and outsiders are barred, if not through explicitly racist rental policies then through policing. Today, one of the best predictors of one’s political orientation is the density of the neighborhood they live in; people who live in the suburbs are also more likely to get their news from broadcast and local television.“ Outer Limits: Conservative movements thrive when social media connect the suburbs (Real Life) Race And Class In The Liberal Suburbs (1:59:00) How conservative and liberal postwar suburbs have more in common then not. Dan interviews Lily Geismer, the author of ‘Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party.’
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