Ilya Shapiro at Tech Central Station thinks he's discovered something profound: Purple America.
I am a cosmopolitan conservative, residing in that nebulous region distrusted by both coastal elites and the populist sages of the heartland, Purple America.Hmm, didn't David Brooks discover these people four years ago and dub them "bourgeois bohemians"?
Purple America is not so much a place as an idea, or more precisely a confluence of values from Red America with tastes from Blue America. It believes in personal responsibility, discipline, civil society, spontaneous order, ordered liberty, and that the best thing government can do is not get in the way. Yet it craves independent films, fine cigars, Belgian ales, and South American f�tbol -- along with a good baseball game (preferably without the designated hitter).