Democracy in America

Dave, quoting Ghandi, “that’s a good idea.”

We talked endlessly about the shell game that passes for Democracy in America. I still have my copy of Tocquiville.

I remember too, Dave musing about starting a new field, “White Trash Studies.” He figured he’d be a shoo in for a medal of some sort.

More seriously, he was convinced, and he convinced me that we’d never understand the course of American politics, and its strong reactionary bent, if we didn’t take “white trash” seriously on its own terms.

Every time I turned the page while reading “Deer Hunting with Jesus” I thought of Dave Hitchens.

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