Deer Hunting with Jesus : Guns, Votes, Debt and Delusion in Redneck America Paperback
by Joe Bageant
Welcome to Winchester, Virginia - a town populated almost entirely by the under-educated, the over-weight and the dirt-poor.
This is Joe Bageant's hometown, and in this text he shows how white working-class Americans have been exploited and betrayed by the very people - in big business and government - they put their faith in.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 01/08/2008
- Category: Politics & government
- ISBN: 9781846271526
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Review by revslick
Bageant has lived on both sides of the left/right political debate. He returns home and poses question after question wondering how the neocons and the corporations have so easily seduced the working class with with empty cliches and rally points all the while subjugating them further. He doesn't have to look far because he finds example after example leaving behind a fairly dark and dank political picture. Many of his speculation are spot on; however, his examples are so dark and is musings around religion are so far off from reality that I wonder if Bageant has lost hope in one way or another. I like dark material but this one left me with the feeling of sitting in a tar pit late at night.