It’s said that we’re as divided politically and culturally as we’ve been since the Civil War. Are there more than just red states and blue states? Colin Woodard argues that there are actually 11 distinct nations in America in his latest book, American Nations. In Woodard’s opinion the battle lines of todays debates about gun control, stand your ground laws and a host of other issues were drawn centuries ago by America’s early settlers.
- Woodard offers a summary of his book in this piece from Tufts Magazine.