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Thomas Frank Returns With New Book About the Billionairesnew

"Democrats really failed to speak to the new angry sensibility in the country. And Obama's personality is almost precisely wrong for the populist moment—he really has trouble turning on that emotion."
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  01-04-2012  |  Nonfiction

Two Chicago Filmmakers Adapt Tom Frank's 'What's the Matter With Kansas?'new

Joe Winston and his wife, Laura Cohen, optioned the rights to Thomas Frank's best-selling book and began to ponder how they might turn the book into a documentary. "It's a brilliant book," says Cohen, but "there are no characters with arcs, and there's not really a plot."
Chicago Reader  |  Andrea Gronvall  |  09-01-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Thomas Frank on McCain, the Wall Street Mess, and Voter Fraudnew

"These Republicans have acted for years as though markets work fine unregulated," Frank says. "But what you get is incredible rip-offs."
Shepherd Express  |  Roger Bybee  |  09-26-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

How Conservatives are Dismantling the Federal Governmentnew

Fresh off listening to Republican presidential nominee John McCain's acceptance speech last week, it was cathartic to visit with Thomas Frank's The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  09-11-2008  |  Nonfiction

Thomas Frank's Populist Polemic Doesn't Really Understandnew

If attacking the crimes of contemporary conservatism were an Olympic sport, Thomas Frank would be Michael Phelps.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dylan Hales  |  09-10-2008  |  Nonfiction

Thomas Frank on What's Wrong with Obamanew

Before he morphed into one of the few real leftists still taken seriously by the mainstream press, author Thomas Frank had an even lower profile.
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  08-13-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Author Explains How Conservatives Got So Terribly Oppressednew

According to author and historian Thomas Frank, who spoke at Ohio University Jan. 13, over the last 20 years or so a faction of conservatives, aided by the media, has managed to strip economics out of politics, and replace it with cartoonish "cultural" issues.
The Athens NEWS  |  Jim Phillips  |  01-18-2005  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

God's Countrynew

Thomas Frank engages the most important political question of our time: why do so many of America’s working poor vote persistently against their own economic interests?
Boston Phoenix  |  Catherine Tumber  |  07-27-2004  |  Nonfiction

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