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What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

by Thomas Frank Author

In this insightful, funny, and sardonic book, acclaimed author Thomas Frank unravels the greatest political mystery of our day: why do so many Americans vote against their economic and social interests? Frank starts by examining his home state of Kansas - a place once famous for its radicalism and that now ranks the highest in conservatism in the nation - to address how conservatism gripped America and stopped becoming a staple of market-class privilege. Equal parts brilliant and painful, this book serves as both an analysis and a call to action against the CEOS and frat boys that have managed to convince the country that they speak on behalf of the common people.

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