What's the Matter with Kansas?
How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 336 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 May 2005|
One of "our most insightful social observers" ("Los Angeles Times") cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans.
About the Author
Thomas Frank is the author of "Pity the Billionaire," "The Wrecking Crew," "What's the Matter with Kansas?," and "One Market Under God." A former opinion columnist for "The Wall Street Journal," Frank is the founding editor of "The Baffler" and a monthly columnist for "Harper's." He lives outside Washington, D.C.
Native Kansan Frank asks why his state, once famously radical, went the way of the entire country and turned Right. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
What op-ed writers across the political spectrum have said about Thomas Frank and
"What's the Matter with Kansas?"
"The best political book of the year."
-Nicholas Kristof, T"he New York Times", November 3, 2004
"Frank is a formidable controversialist-imagine Michael Moore with a trained brain and an intellectual conscience."
-George F. Will, "The Washington Post", July 8, 2004
-Barbara Ehrenreich, "The New York Times", July 1, 2004
"Mr. Frank re-injects economic-class issues into the debate with sardonic vehemence."
-Jerome Weeks, "The Dallas Morning News", June 27, 2004
"A searing piece of work . . . one of the most important political writings in years."
"-The Boston Globe"
"Dazzlingly insightful and wonderfully sardonic . . . Frank has made much sense of the world in this book."
"Impassioned, compelling . . . Frank's books mark him as one of the most insightful thinkers of the twenty-first century, four years into it."
"Very funny and very painful . . . Add another literary gold star after Thomas Frank's name."
" -San Francisco Chronicle"
|Publisher: ||Holt McDougal|
|Dimensions: ||20.98 x 14.22 x 2.46 centimeters (0.29 kg)|