Tag Joe Bageant

White underclass crushed by economy

William Bowles reviews Joe Bageant’s new book, Rainbow Pie: a Redneck Memoir.” Bageant died on March 27 from cancer. He will be missed.(I’ll be revieweing the book soon) A few excerpts. I don’t know where to start with Rainbow Pie:…

Joe Bageant died yesterday. Damn

Joe Bageant, a Polizeros hero, is perhaps best known for his book “Deer Hunting With Jesus,” which was about his return, as a leftie journalist in his 50’s, to the redneck Virginia town he grew up in. He emailed me…

Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir, Joe Bageant

Joe Bageant’s new book, Rainbow Pie: A Redneck Memoir, is finally available in the US. In his previous book, Deer Hunting With Jesus, he returned to the small redneck town he was raised in and described how the white underclass…

Michael Gerson on Obama the snob

Before you dismiss what he’s saying too quickly, be aware this is precisely what leftie journalist Joe Bageant says too. Democrats too often tend to be elitist and contemptuous of those living in the country or who disagree with them.…

Understanding America’s class system

Joe Bageant, who is redneck and leftist has a new genuinely wondrous (and painfully true) rant. Here’s a few excerpts. Be sure to read the whole thing. Honk if you love caviar Moneywise, Washington’s political class is richer than the…

Shoot the fat guys, hang the smokers

This excerpt is from email to Joe Bageant (who is probably a small “s” socialist) about WTF is up with lefties having a religious crusade against smokers and overweight people, using that as metaphor for the unfortunate tendency of lefties…

America’s white underclass

Joe Bageant on race, class, and poverty in the US. There’s a bizarre conceit in the US that we are somehow classless. Bageant knows that’s not true, and wrote about it in Deer Hunting With Jesus, which explores his redneck…