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Lessons I’ve learned the hard way #10

Ideology is what humans use to justify to ourselves doing things we know are wrong. (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said this in The Gulag Archipelago)

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Hillbilly Elegy, Ruby Bridges, and the SC State Fair

Three things recently came together that got me thinking. I just finished reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, a memoir of his growing up in a decaying Rust Belt community in Ohio, and his family of transplanted folk from Eastern … Continue reading

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