From a study by the Heritage Foundation, a fascinating map. The southern and mountain heartland remains just that, the nation’s heart–the region of the country most likely to send its sons and daughters in harm’s way to defend the rest of us.
Note in particular the northeast. It represents the region most badly out of touch with military culture–or, if I may put it this way, out of touch with basic historical reality, which is to say that, the world being a dangerous and unsettled place, this country has always needed, and still needs, warriors–the northeast represents the region the most out of touch with military culture, but also the home of many of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious universities; our greatest commercial city, New York; and the centers of our media and publishing industries.
Not good. Not good at all.