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“Talk about genetic deficiencies.” Inbred idiot savant Lonnie in the famous “dueling banjos” scene from Hollywood’s 1972 filmization of Atlanta-born James Dickey’s novel Deliverance. Dickey wrote the screenplay and appeared in a bit part as a redneck sheriff. The music was arranged and recorded…
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by John Calhoun IS THERE a more reviled section of the United States than the South and is there a more loathed region of the South than Appalachia? The entire stretch of the old Confederacy is often stereotyped as a hotbed of ignorance, dysgenics, backwardness, and the most evil of all sins — “racism.”…
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