Skip to comments.What's Still The Matter With Thomas Frank?
Posted on 09/26/2009 3:05:06 PM PDT by ibbetsonusa
Ah, Kansas, the home of hard working, god-fearing, regular average Americans. You would never know that if you read Thomas Frank's bestselling book "What's the Matter With Kansas?" Frank paints the picture of the plains state as a land of conservative morons who self abuse themselves by following evil Republicans, who use trickery to create a backlash effect to past liberal doctrines. As a Kansan who read Frank's book cover to cover, and had been besmirched by the demeaning description of Kansas conservatives therein, my preliminary critique of his book was that it was of the same quality as what comes off my boots after a terrible misstep in the cattle pasture. However, I saved my final critique until I had actually watched Frank in person lecture on his "famed" book, and it was then that I could say without any doubt that "What's The Matter With Kansas?" was, indeed, a giant pile of you-know-what.
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When Obama made his infamous comment at a San Francisco party in 2008 about benighted people who cling to guns and religion, he was summarizing Frank’s thesis.
Ever since Obama has taken office, Frank has been backing away from some of his positions. It is clear he no longer thinks that the actual Democrats we have right now are as nice as he formerly thought.
Well after Frank wrote in the WSJ that Ayres and Dorhn were nice people, I had it with both. Too lazy to cancel my subscription, it runs out in the next week or so, then I will start reading Investors Business Daily.
It’s probably true; isn’t that the meaning of “the banality of evil?”
Frank Thomas was a good hitter for a long time but he is done like diner.