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What ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Author J.D. Vance Is Really Saying About Jews, and Why It Matters

Noah Berlatsky
Noah Berlatsky
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Noah Berlatsky
Noah Berlatsky

J.D. Vance’s once-vaunted 2016 memoir, "Hillbilly Elegy,"  was recently turned into an Oscar-bait Netflix film in which Glenn Close delivered crotchety but heartfelt life lessons from, supposedly, the heart of Appalachia. A week ago, Vance used barely concealed fascist rhetoric to call for restrictions on voting rights and the repression of dissent to benefit a nationalist agenda for America.

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