'The Big Sort': Red and Blue Divide Neighbors, Too Look around your neighborhood. Chances are the people you live near are an awful lot like you — the same politics, same values, same way of life. The consequences of all this, argues author Bill Bishop, are dire.

'The Big Sort': Red and Blue Divide Neighbors, Too

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Look around your neighborhood. Chances are the people you live near are an awful lot like you — the same politics, same values, same way of life. What's wrong with this picture?

Bill Bishop, author of "The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart," talks about how the red and blue states that divide our country also divide our country's neighborhoods, and why that's ruining the nation.