Who’s to Blame?

The “Politics” chapter of Our Patchwork Nation authors Chinni and Gimpel discuss the partisan divide of the United States. In their conclusion Chinni and Gimpel mention the anger directed towards upper and lower class Americans. “Anger directed at the top – the ‘Who’s taking our money?’ part of populism. In terms of anger directed at […]

Who’s to Blame?

The “Politics” chapter of Our Patchwork Nation authors Chinni and Gimpel discuss the partisan divide of the United States. In their conclusion Chinni and Gimpel mention the anger directed towards upper and lower class Americans. “Anger directed at the top – the ‘Who’s taking our money?’ part of populism. In terms of anger directed at […]

Representative Community Types and the Economy

Chinni and Gimpel extend their community model to create an understanding of the United States economy and analyze the separate economic needs of each representative community. Chinni and Gimpel describe the effect that the housing market crash and economic down turn in 2008 had on each community type. In the author’s argument they describe American’s […]

America in the Past and Present

In reading Gimpel and Chinni’s Our Patchwork Nation I could not help but make connections with Woodward’s American Nations. Each book employs a different approach to dissect the United States of America and define its political gap. The information that the authors provide can be used to make connections between America’s historic division, and it’s […]

Patchwork America Combined with Corporate America

Our Patchwork Nation by Dante Chinni and James Gimpel attempts to dissect the United States to create a representative understanding of the true America. Chinni and Gimpel use a unique tactic to dissolve the nation by subdividing the nation into twelve…