A progressive journalist returns to his hometown in rural Virginia to answer one of the Big Questions in modern American politics: Why do poor white people side with the Republican Party against their own economic interests? The answer, briefly, is that they are working too much and not learning enough to overcome a culture that is easily manipulated by a complicit media industry. So this was interesting, depressing and funny, but fairly intuitive. Bruce Springsteen has been talking about these problems for decades.