A fascinating article about four competing ideologies: We get it, the populists and the progressives vs old school conservatives and liberals
But it doesn't quite add up. The author says that Smart America is 10% of the population. Just America seems to be even less, only the millennial generation. So then how is it over 50% of Americans (at least of voters) elect Democrats?
What is the ideology of the average urban person, or suburban person, how does that work into it?
The Free America and Real America shows an interesting evolution, the analysis is pretty good. But this doesn't seem to apply to the country as a whole.
In particular, thinking that the progressive youth are so extreme just because of excesses online and in academia, like that really signifies such a shift of over-the-top authoritarian SJWs or whatever. It's really overblown.
Do most people in middle America just not care that much about these four political quadrants?