Posts Tagged: J.D. Vance

Peeping under the Goddamn Door: The Price of Empathy in S-Town


[F]or the first time, I really see the tradeoffs between privacy and honest-to-god, up-close empathy. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with J.D. Vance


J.D. Vance talks about his memoir, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, the perils of upward mobility, and never forgetting where you come from. ...more

The Other Half


By forcing blue-state liberal types to reckon with a demographic they had long dismissed as a punch line—low-income, uneducated whites in economically depleted regions—he [Donald Trump] awakened them to the fact that the groovy progressive social values they had assumed were a national fait accompli were actually only half the story.