Re: Civility - RE: Resistance and speaking out

Date: Sun Jan 30 2005 - 06:35:40 PST

I would also include Tom Franks _One Market Under God,_ and _Whatever
Happened to Kansas_.

Whatever Happened to Kansas

Hailed as "dazzlingly insightful and wonderfully sardonic" (/Chicago
Tribune/), "very funny and very painful" (/San Francisco Chronicle/),
and "in a different league from most political books" (/The New York
Observer/), /What's the Matter with Kansas?/ unravels the great
political mystery of our day: Why do so many Americans vote against
their economic and social interests? With his acclaimed wit and acuity,
Thomas Frank answers the riddle by examining his home state, Kansas-a
place once famous for its radicalism that now ranks among the nation's
most eager participants in the culture wars. Charting what he calls the
"thirty-year backlash"-the popular revolt against a supposedly liberal
establishment-Frank reveals how conservatism, once a marker of class
privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans.

A brilliant analysis-and funny to boot-/What's the Matter with Kansas?/
is a vivid portrait of an upside-down world where blue-collar patriots
recite the Pledge while they strangle their life chances; where small
farmers cast their votes for a Wall Street order that will eventually
push them off their land; and where a group of frat boys, lawyers, and
CEOs has managed to convince the country that it speaks on behalf of the

Tony Whitson asks “Why doesn’t Bill Moyers behave more like Bill
O’Reilly or Rush Limbaugh?”

> I strongly recommend a book by George Lakoff “don’t think of an
> elephant!”.
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