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Alumnus Thomas Frank to discuss What's the Matter with Kansas

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“What's the matter with Kansas?”
Lawrence-Journal World

April 25, 2004

 

WHO: Alumnus Thomas Frank, founding editor of The Baffler and author of The Conquest of Cool and One Market Under God

WHAT: A talk on his new book: What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

WHERE: Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5757 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

WHEN: 7 PM, Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004

Alumnus Thomas Frank, founding editor of The Baffler and author of The Conquest of Cool and One Market Under God, offers a rollicking critique of contemporary political culture in What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. To answer that question the former Republican returned to his home state, once a stronghold of grassroots progressive activism, and interviewed statesmen, business people, and common blue-collar workers. He discovered people voting against their own self-interest, widening economic inequality, doomed agricultural models, and a seemingly omnipotent myth about the difference between residents of "red" and "blue" states.

 

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