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TH

It is a sad world where we only choose to talk to those we agree with, and only read books that confirm what we already know, how we already think. This polarises the field and only fuels misunderstandings and false representations of each others' ideas. We start seeing differences where none exist.

This graph seems to assume this is already the case. Although many of the books tracked here might be "election books" that only serve narrow purposes, I don't think this assumption is very well founded.

Jon Peltier

Another skew in the data is the mismatch between area of a state on the map and population of that state. My home state of Rhode Island barely appears on the map, but its population outnumbers several states with much greater area: Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, and Wyoming, plus Vermont and Delaware, which are not geographically large.

G Horse

Thanks for sharing the graphing information. Very interesting topic.

Tony

Thats some very useful information...

"It is a sad world where we only choose to talk to those we agree with, and only read books that confirm what we already know, how we already think"

And that is very very true lol

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