By Rose Aguilar
Tired of talking to like-minded humans, San Francisco blogger and radio journalist Rose Aguilar surrender her activity, acquired a Toyota van, picked up her boyfriend, and took off on a six-month highway journey via southern and mountain states. There she interviewed a big selection of people that hardly, if ever, look within the nationwide media. They contain a former Republican evangelical pastor who now preaches inclusion in Tulsa; anti-war, pro-choice, and eco-friendly Republicans; and a Montana hunter making plans to go away his activity as a conservationist to struggle for homosexual rights.
This political travelogue demanding situations stereotypes and is going a long way past the sound bites and statistics to bare what red-state electorate relatively care about—and what they anticipate from their political leaders.
As Aguilar writes within the first bankruptcy, “We breathe an identical air, we are living below an identical political approach, we’ve most likely visible a similar tv and information exhibits, and such a lot folks grew up going to public faculties; but simply because we would vote another way as soon as each 4 years, we discover ourselves stereotyped within the nationwide media and separated via crimson and blue borders.”
Red Highways is a riveting exam of what concerns so much within the heartland, what makes it tick, and what concerns get its voters to vote.