We Want Joe Bageant, Not ‘Joe, the Plumber’

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Joe Bageant Knows Something About White Working-Class Voters — He Is One
By Nick Penniman / November 1, 2008.

The author of Deer Hunting with Jesus 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.

Source / Alternet

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1 Response to We Want Joe Bageant, Not ‘Joe, the Plumber’

  1. I was hoping you’d use it if I sent it to you – hope you enjoyed the other 2 articles I sent to you that Joe wrote as well.

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