You don’t need to be a scholar or veteran political observer to see that America is divided, but journalist and historian Colin Woodard says this is really nothing new. Woodard argues that America has always been divided, because we’re actually eleven distinct regional nations, with different cultures and ideas about how the world works. He joins us Monday to explain the historic roots of these nations, and how that past is still influencing the country today. (Rebroadcast)
- Colin Woodard is an author and journalist. He is currently State and National Affairs Writer for Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram. He's the author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America [Amazon|Independent Booksellers|Audible] and his most recent book American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good. [Independent Booksellers|Amazon|Audible]
- How Colin Woodard's "American Nations" explains the 2016 presidential election from Portland Press Herald
- Our 2008 interview with Bill Bishop about his book, The Big Sort [Amazon|Independent Booksellers]
- Read Woodard's Politico article: How Mormon Principles and Grassroots Ideals Saved Utah. It's a look at Envision Utah and growth on the Wasatch Front.