The very sad events in Charlottesville have roots in some of the social forces JD Vance identifies in our Reading Right Book Club selection for August, “Hillbilly Elegy.” Hate has no moral or social justification, but hate can find its nutrients in certain social/soil conditions that are allowed to fester. Jesus talked of soil conditions that lead some to say yes to the peaceable Kingdom of God and some to say no. Soil inspection is a good thing to do. JD Vance helps us to do it. We meet Monday, August 28, 7 PM, at the Lydia Drake Library, 340 High St., Pembroke.