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WHY DO PEOPLE VOTE AGAINST THEIR OWN INTERESTS?
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019
I've been struggling to answer this question for years and was hoping that HILLBILLY ELEGY would at least begin to answer that question and help me understand. It didn't. In contrast, I'm happy to say that Dr. Metzl writes a searing, intelligent analysis which encompasses a wide psychological and sociological grasp of people, places, politics, and positions. Highly readable, I felt that finally someone gets it and helped me get it!
Although I saw the author on television in the same interview many reviewers allude to, I'm particularly alarmed that someone reviewed this book without having read it. Bizarre, but these are the times we're living in -- the age of being proud of one's own ignorance. Thus, a major point of the book is highlighted.