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Panel Discussion: "'A 'Little Way' Out Of America's Crisis: A Discussion About Small Town Community with David Brooks, J.D. Vance, and Rod Dreher"

  • Grace Church 11621 Ferdinand Street Saint Francisville, LA, 70775 United States (map)

American culture is in crisis. Many people feel a loss of meaning, purpose, and community. In his 2013 New York Times bestselling memoir 'The Little Way Of Ruthie Leming,' Rod Dreher wrote about the strengths of rural and smalltown culture in West Feliciana Parish, as embodied by his late sister and the community that accompanied her in her terminal struggle with cancer. What lessons can America learn from the way the people of West Feliciana live? Rod Dreher explores them with New York Times columnist David Brooks, whose new book is "The Second Mountain: The Quest For A Moral Life," and J.D. Vance, bestselling author of "Hillbilly Elegy," his memoir of growing up in Appalachian poverty, which will soon be a feature film directed by Ron Howard.