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On Hillbilly Elegy (Guest Post by Holly Genovese)

[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of six guest posts by Holly Genovese, which will be appearing every other Sunday. — Ben Alpers] I, admittedly late to the game, recently read Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I knew it had a “culture of poverty” tone to it and refused to buy it even after more and more people suggested I read it. But finally, my advisor let me borrow his copy. And I couldn’t help but thinking, why are people reading this book? So many people have told me they are reading it so they can understand Read more