Journalist and social commentator Bill Bishop explores why America is so culturally, economically, educationally and politically divided. He co-wrote a book with retired college professor Robert Cushing entitled The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart. He is the co-founder and contributing editor of the Daily Yonder, a blog about rural issues in the United States. Bishop has worked for several newspapers: the Austin American-Statesman, Lexington Herald-Leader and the The Mountain Eagle.
Session: The Big Sort Continues
Thursday, October 1
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center
Each year IdeaFestival asks our presenters to submit a list of books that they are currently reading or any book(s) they have read in the past or at any stage of their lives that have had a major influence on their thinking.