What's the Matter with Louisiana?

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves to the crowd during a rally in Roanoke, Va., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Arlie Hochschild, professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (New Press, 2016) 1620972255, traveled to rural Louisiana to search for the answer to why the people most helped by strong governments join movements like the anti-tax Tea Party or support businessman/candidate Donald Trump.