Thomas Frank

It might be hard to believe, but sometimes politicians don't have our best interests at heart. Though this is the gist of Thomas Frank's argument, his in-depth analysis of the conservative movement over past decades is hardly simplistic. In his 2004 What's the Matter With Kansas?, he explored why middle and lower class Americans vote for politicians who support the rich. In the new paperback edition of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Ruined Government, Enriched Themselves, and Beggared the Nation, Frank ventures to the capitol of wealth: Washington, D.C. There he pens a stinging indictment of conservatives' ultimate goal: to tear down government and move things into the private business sector. JESSICA ARMBRUSTER

Thu., Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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