God, guns and beer is the permanent foundation for certain segments of America’s underclass. This blisteringly funny homage to the American redneck is also a serious sociological investigation as to why many Americans decide to (or can’t) leave the “farm.”
Journalist Joe Bageant speaks from experience – he comes from solid redneck stock. His “return of the native son” visit to his hometown in Virginia provides a compassionate account of the plight of his working-class friends.
Kept in place by big business and big government, this acknowledgement of an unacknowledged class war is a must-read primer for all “Volvo-owning, Starbucks-going, progressive-thinking” liberals.  Provocative and the real deal. Hunter Thompson lives on!

#39 Deer Hunting with Jesus