Why Cities Lose

Why Cities Lose

How geography undermines the Left

Why is it so much easier for the Democratic Party to win the national popular vote than to take control of Congress? Many blame partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression. But as political scientist Jonathan A. Rodden demonstrates in Why Cities Lose, geography is the fundamental cause of the Left's electoral woes--not only in America but throughout the West.

In the late nineteenth century, support for the Left began to cluster… (more)