"Vance is in our schools, our libraries. He is at our graduations and in our newspaper. He’s like the monster from It Follows.” Elizabeth Catte on J. D. Vance fatigue and the case against 'Hillbilly Elegy.'
J. D. Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' has been held up as a guidebook for understanding the 2016 election, but his logic is rooted in an enduring and dangerous myth about race in Appalachia.


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