Author(s): Thomas Frank
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.
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"
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.