The Democratic home base
Over at the Kerry Spot, Jim Geraghty picks up on an article by the American Prospect's Michael Lind. Lind claims that the only cities were the Democrats are strong are big cities with large black and immigrant populations.
But any look at the red/blue map will show a major exception: university towns. The heart of the Democratic coalition is its complete control over higher education: with faculty ratios running 30-1 Democratic over Republican today's Democratic party has a four-year opportunity to indoctrinate every young American who seeks a college education into liberal values.
More specifically: contemporary humanities departments are increasingly committed to a postmodern relativism that is deeply divided from both classical liberalism and the Western tradition.