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Across the Wide, Growing American Divide

Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

Red- and blue-state America was already divided before the coronavirus epidemic hit. Is there any agreement between them? Perhaps. Red-staters are not flocking to blue-state urban corridors, where the virus hit hardest. They are happy to live in less crowded places, have detached homes, and be free of government edicts that often make little sense other than to showcase the dictatorial powers of petty bureaucrats and local officials. Even blue-staters are beginning to see their mass transit, high-rise living, and clogged streets more as incubators of disease than as the circulatory system of an exciting, high-end life.