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Book Title: What's the Matter With Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America|
The author of the book: Thomas Frank
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.15 MB
Edition: Metropolitan Books
Date of issue: April 1st 2010
Read full description of the books What's the Matter With Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America:With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank turns his eye on the 'thirty-year backlash' - the common man's revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment. He charts the Republican Party's success in building the most unnatural of alliances: between blue-collar Midwesterners and Wall Street business interests; between workers and bosses; between populists and right-wingers.
Taking the state of Kansas as a paradigm, Frank describes how a place famous for its radicalism became one of the most conservative states in the union. He also seeks to answer some broader riddles: why do so many Americans vote against their economic and social interests? And whatever happened to middle-American progressivism? Frank reveals the true story, showing how voters have been persuaded to elevate 'values' and down-home qualities above hard questions of policy.
A brilliant analysis, and funny to boot, What's the Matter with America? presents a critical assessment of the state of America today.
Read information about the authorThomas Frank is the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What's the Matter with Kansas? A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for Salon. He lives outside Washington, D.C.
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