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Political pundits by no means tire of reminding us of the good cultural divide among conservative “red” states and liberal “blue” ones. yet good judgment tells us that no longer every person in those states will be politically like-minded. David Starkey, a former red-state resident, questioned what politically revolutionary artistic writers have been feeling within the wake of George W. Bush’s reelection. How, Starkey requested individuals, does one reside blue in a pink state.
 
This e-book offers many solutions. Writers as various as Jonis Agee and Stephen Corey, Robin Hemley and Lee Martin (a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist in fiction), Donald Morrill and Wyoming poet laureate David Romtvedt describe what it's wish to reside in a sector that doesn’t continually proportion one’s values. whereas pointedly innovative, the gathering brings jointly the paintings of essayists who glance past the passions of the moment—the warfare in Iraq, the rallying of the perfect round social concerns, the Democrats’ failure in 2004—to the necessity for team spirit. occasionally funny, occasionally poignant, consistently enlightening, those essayists’ perspectives testify to the facility of writing to deliver us jointly as one state of no matter what color.

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