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What's the Matter with Kansas?


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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.

"The best political book of the year." --Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times "Frank is a formidable controversialist-imagine Michael Moore with a trained brain and an intellectual conscience." --George F. Will, The Washington Post "Brilliant." --Barbara Ehrenreich, The New York Times "Mr. Frank re-injects economic-class issues into the debate with sardonic vehemence." --Jerome Weeks, The Dallas Morning News "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." --Chicago Tribune "Impassioned, compelling . . . Frank's books mark him as one of the most insightful thinkers of the twenty-first century, four years into it." --Houston Chronicle "Very funny and very painful . . . Add another literary gold star after Thomas Frank's name." --San Francisco Chronicle

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