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The Resource What's the matter with Kansas? : how conservatives won the heart of America, Thomas Frank

What's the matter with Kansas? : how conservatives won the heart of America, Thomas Frank

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What's the matter with Kansas? : how conservatives won the heart of America
Title
What's the matter with Kansas?
Title remainder
how conservatives won the heart of America
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Frank
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of "our most insightful social observers"* cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank turns his eye on what he calls the "thirty-year backlash"'the populist revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment. The high point of that backlash is the Republican Party's success in building the most unnatural of alliances: between blue-collar Midwesterners and Wall Street business interests, workers and bosses, populists and right-wingers. In asking "what 's the matter with Kansas'"'how a place famous for its radicalism became one of the most conservative states in the union'Frank, a native Kansan and onetime Republican, seeks to answer some broader American riddles: Why do so many of us vote against our economic interests' Where's the outrage at corporate manipulators' And whatever happened to middle-American progressivism' The questions are urgent as well as provocative. Frank answers them by examining pop conservatism'the bestsellers, the radio talk shows, the vicious political combat'and showing how our long culture wars have left us with an electorate far more concerned with their leaders' "values" and down-home qualities than with their stands on hard questions of policy. A brilliant analysis'and funny to boot'What's the Matter with Kansas' presents a critical assessment of who we are, while telling a remarkable story of how a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs came to convince a nation that they spoke on behalf of the People. *Los Angeles Times
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Thomas
Dewey number
978.1/033
Index
index present
LC call number
F686.2
LC item number
.F73 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conservatism
  • Conservatisme
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Kansas
  • Kansas
  • Kansas
Label
What's the matter with Kansas? : how conservatives won the heart of America, Thomas Frank
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Publication
Note
  • "A Metropolitan/Owl book."
  • "With a new afterword"--Cover
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Mysteries of the Great Plains - 1. The Two Nations - 2. Deep in the Heart of Redness - 3. God, Meet Mammon - 4. Verns Then and Now - 5. Con Men and Mod Squad - Part II: The Fury Which Passeth All Understanding - 6. Persecuted, Powerless, and Blind - 7. Russia Iran Disco Suck - 8. Happy Captives - 9. Kansas Bleeds for Your Sins - 10. Inherit the Whirlwind - 11. Antipopes Among Us - 12. Performing Indignation - Epilogue: In the Garden of the World - Afterword: Culture War Armageddon
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unknown
Edition
First Owl Books edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 332 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429900324
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5b035d73-3a31-4212-80b8-a320b0fea153
Publisher number
EB00094603
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)863503350
  • ocn863503350
Label
What's the matter with Kansas? : how conservatives won the heart of America, Thomas Frank
Link
Publication
Note
  • "A Metropolitan/Owl book."
  • "With a new afterword"--Cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Mysteries of the Great Plains - 1. The Two Nations - 2. Deep in the Heart of Redness - 3. God, Meet Mammon - 4. Verns Then and Now - 5. Con Men and Mod Squad - Part II: The Fury Which Passeth All Understanding - 6. Persecuted, Powerless, and Blind - 7. Russia Iran Disco Suck - 8. Happy Captives - 9. Kansas Bleeds for Your Sins - 10. Inherit the Whirlwind - 11. Antipopes Among Us - 12. Performing Indignation - Epilogue: In the Garden of the World - Afterword: Culture War Armageddon
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Owl Books edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 332 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429900324
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5b035d73-3a31-4212-80b8-a320b0fea153
Publisher number
EB00094603
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)863503350
  • ocn863503350

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