Understanding America

Monday, March 31, 2008


One of the true pleasures of being a Canadian living in America is getting exposed to the complexities of this land.  Too many people deride Americans as being easy to understand or pigeon-hole, when in fact, I would argue that they are one of the most complex people around (and I would argue that anyone who tries to pigeonhole Americans is displaying their simplicity-but that’s another story).

Anyways, I saw the above image on Strange Maps and fell in love.  It’s dated (4 years old), but is one of the most original descriptions I’ve seen of the American political and physical landscape.  At the very least, it suggests why the Pennsylvania Democratic nomination this year is shaping up to be so unpredictable.

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