Hillbilly Elegy is an extended meditation on cultural and social capital. It asks seriously – and answers truthfully – this question: ‘what makes the upper-middle-classes different?’
D. Vance (‘Jaydot’ to his friends) has written the best book about class by an American. It explains everything from the rise of Donald Trump to Leave’s win in the Brexit Referendum to One Nation claiming four Australian Senate seats.
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