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Joe Bageant Knows Something About White Working-Class Voters -- He Is One

The author of <i>Deer Hunting with Jesus</i> gives a very different account than the pollsters and political operatives on rural white voters.
Much has been said about white working-class voters. But those who've been doing all the talking are pollsters and political operatives. As part of its Long View series, ANP traveled to rural Virginia to talk to someone who's lived the life and knows from personal experience what those voters are thinking -- author Joe Bageant. His highly-acclaimed recent book, Deer Hunting With Jesus, was lauded by one reviewer as a "raging, hilarious, and profane love song to the great American redneck." In addition to being that, it's also one of the most prescient pieces of analysis about American politics and culture in this election year.

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