Rod Dreher

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Posts tagged “Appalachia”

Trashing J.D. Vance

NYT book review unfairly slams Hillbilly Elegy and its author for gettin’ above themselves

Posted February 25th, 2019

Why Don’t Poor People Move?

Ron Bailey returns home to Appalachia in search of answers

Posted December 12th, 2016

J.D. Vance’s Straight Talk About Poverty

Massive readership of his interview indicates appreciation for honest, non-ideological talk about the problem

Posted July 25th, 2016

Hillbilly America: Do White Lives Matter?

A powerful new memoir uncovers an America many do not see

Posted July 11th, 2016

The Voice Of West Virginia

Why the hardscrabble Appalachian state voted for Trump and Sanders

Posted May 11th, 2016

White Privilege in Our Time

The priorities of the American ruling class require devaluing people like Miss Nelly

Posted November 18th, 2015

More Freddie Thoughts

Solving police brutality is easy. Regenerating a culture where people don’t know how to live is all but impossible

Posted April 30th, 2015

In The Big White Ghetto

Kevin D. Williamson visits Appalachia, the white-people dystopia. Excerpt: Like its black …

Posted January 9th, 2014

TV Ruins Local Culture

An Evans-Manning Award For Great Comment to commenter Mohammad, who posted this …

Posted October 21st, 2013

Why Is Appalachia Like That?

Beyng, a reader of this blog who comes from Appalachia, writes on …

Posted August 23rd, 2012