This is so messed up. So short-sighted. Who could possibly be advocating for this other than the super-rich?
Fantastic piece about the experience of Native Americans around the Thanksgiving holiday and relating it to various other aspects of Indigenous activism in North America.
This is a fantastic critique from the Boston Review of J.D. Vance’s bestselling HIllbilly Elegy. I ordered copy of this book about a year ago after Trump’s victory, but it ended up being out of stock, and I never re-ordered it. Now I’m kind of glad I didn’t bother. It would appear that Vance is a little light on progressive populism, and his ethnography is weighed down by a racist mythology of the Scotch-Irish settlers of Appalachia. Elizabeth Catte rightly points to the diversity of this region, which Vance apparently erases in puffing up his “‘hillbillies’ as a unique specimen of white woe.”