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Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank Jane Magellanic

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.

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  • What's the Matter with Kansas? - Trailer

    Based on the Thomas Frank's best-seller, "What's the Matter with Kansas?" shows how Kansas transformed from an outpost of radicalism to a bastion of hard-core conservatism. Unforgettable characters and their stories shed new light on our nation's political divide.

  • Pity the Billionaire by Thomas Frank--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Thomas Frank's book Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right. From the bestselling author of What's the Matter with Kansas? comes a wonderfully insightful and sardonic look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism. Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change—or at least it's supposed to.

  • The Wrecking Crew by Thomas Frank--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Thomas Frank's book The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Ruined Government, Enriched Themselves, and Beggared the Nation. The Wrecking Crew supplies the first and—lacking future fact-finding commissions—probably the only full reckoning of what conservatism has wrought. Casting back to the early days of the conservative revolution, Frank describes the rise of a ruling coalition dedicated to dismantling government.

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    Thomas Frank on MSNBC's Morning Joe

    Thomas Frank discusses Pity the Billionaire on MSNBC's Pity the Billionaire.

  • Democracy Now: The Wrecking Crew

    Author Thomas Frank on Teh Wrecking Crew and How Conservatives Rule

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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Pity the Billionaire

Thomas Frank

From the bestselling author of What's the Matter with Kansas?, a wonderfully insightful and sardonic look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatismEconomic...

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The Wrecking Crew

Thomas Frank

From the author of the landmark bestseller What’s the Matter with Kansas?, a jaw-dropping investigation of the decades of deliberate—and lucrative—conservative...

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One of “our most insightful social observers”* cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of...

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