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City vs. country: What the urban-rural divide means for America




An October 13, 2015 photo shows a view off Soapstone Valley trail, near Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC.
An October 13, 2015 photo shows a view off Soapstone Valley trail, near Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC.
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The divide between urbanites and country-dwellers is growing.

It’s not just about agriculture or gun control. Our surroundings influence our ideologies heavily, but what is the price for this opposition and how did it all begin?

In his recent op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times, “How the widening urban-rural divide threatens America," Victor Davis Hanson dissects the urban-rural divide. As someone who spends half his time on his farm and half as a fellow at Stanford University, Hanson has an affinity for both worlds. Today, he speaks with Larry Mantle on how the divide happened, and how this opposition is affecting our country.

Guest:

Victor Davis Hanson, contributing editor of City Journal and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; Read his piece: "How the widening urban-rural divide threatens America"