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Product NameWhat's The Matter With Kansas?: How Conservatives Won The Heart Of America
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:8.15 inches / Length:0.94 inches / Weight:0.65 pounds / Width:5.51 inches
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Height8.18 inches    (convert)
Length5.5 inches    (convert)
Weight10.4 ounces    (convert)
AuthorThomas Frank
Page Count322
BindingPaperback
Published05/01/2005
FeaturesConservative, Heart of America, Mid West, Heartland, Politics
Long DescriptionWith a New Afterword by the Author The New York Times bestseller, praised as "hilariously funny . . . the only way to understand why so many Americans have decided to vote against their own economic and political interests" (Molly Ivins) Hailed as "dazzlingly insightful and wonderfully sardonic" ( Chicago Tribune ), "very funny and very painful" ( San Francisco Chronicle ), and "in a different league from most political books" ( The New York Observer ), What's the Matter with Kansas? unravels the great political mystery of our day: Why do so many Americans vote against their economic and social interests? With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank answers the riddle by examining his home state, Kansas-a place once famous for its radicalism that now ranks among the nation's most eager participants in the culture wars. Charting what he calls the "thirty-year backlash"-the popular revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment-Frank reveals how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans. A brilliant analysis-and funny to boot- What's the Matter with Kansas? is a vivid portrait of an upside-down world where blue-collar patriots recite the Pledge while they strangle their life chances; where small farmers cast their votes for a Wall Street order that will eventually push them off their land; and where a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs has managed to convince the country that it speaks on behalf of the People.
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