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The “Hollowing Out” of America

January 20, 2017

I just finished reading the disturbingly gripping book “Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.” Its author, J.D. Vance, recounts his grandparents’ Scots-Irish family’s flight from the impoverished Appalachian hill country of eastern Kentucky to a small Ohio mill town in the 1940’s. They did so in search of a better … Continue reading “The “Hollowing Out” of America”