Sunday, November 11, 2012

On the GOP's collapse in Yankeedom

I've written several pieces running this weekend on the effect of regional cultures on the U.S. election results this year. They all draw, of course, on the paradigm set forth in my most recent book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.

The first posted last night over at Washington Monthly and focuses on the predictable but disastrous outcome for the Republican Party in the region of its birth: Yankeedom, the swath of the country first colonized by New Englanders and their progeny. It's the featured piece on their website this morning. As always, have a read and let me know what you think.

If you've just been introduced to my framework, you can download a high-resolution, county-level map of the eleven regional cultures here.

1 comment:

  1. That's why I like to call the Republican Party the party of Jefferson Davis. Senator Trent Lott said as much when he stated that "the spirit of Jefferson Davis lives in the 1984 Republican Platform" and similar things. He went beyond rhetoric and pushed for JD's rehabilitation, including restoration of his American citizenship.

    ISAR - Trent Lott