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27 April 2016 @ 06:15 am
Seeds  
Scott Alexander takes a long, thoughtful look at David Hackett Fischer’s Albion’s Seed, a book that seems to me to explain a whole lot of what is worst in America. I also recommend American Nations, an expansion of the theory to more subcultures by Colin Woodard.
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Avram Grumer: Post-It Portraitagrumer on April 28th, 2016 03:29 am (UTC)
Does he say Jews are liberal because they settled in the northeast? Isn’t it just as plausible that Jews stayed in the northeast because it was liberal (more tolerant of non-Christians)?

Of course, accounting for NYC means talking about the Dutch influence.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on April 28th, 2016 12:51 pm (UTC)
Ask him.