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Thomas Frank

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I think there's great potential for autonomy, but we have to remember that we live in a world where people may have free will but have not invented their circumstances.

— Thomas Frank

#circumstances #free #free will #great #i

Acknowledging class was always difficult for 'New Democrats' - it was second-wave, it was divisive - but 2008 made retro politics cool again.

— Thomas Frank

#again #always #class #cool #democrats

Allowing a private rather than a public entity to take over your toll road merely means that your tolls will have to be that much higher to cover their more expensive debt.

— Thomas Frank

#cover #debt #entity #expensive #higher

Americans have known about mounting inequality and king-sized Wall Street bonuses for years. But we also had an entire genre of journalism dedicated to brushing the problem off.

— Thomas Frank

#also #brushing #dedicated #entire #genre

Conservatives may believe that impoverished borrowers destroyed Wall Street. But we liberals will not fool ourselves that stupid bankers sank conservatism for good.

— Thomas Frank

#believe #borrowers #conservatism #conservatives #destroyed

During the financial crisis and bailouts of 2008, it probably occurred to very few average people that we were entering a period of hardship for billionaires.

— Thomas Frank

#average people #bailouts #billionaires #crisis #during

For decades Republicans have made policy with a higher purpose in mind: to solidify the GOP base or to damage the institutions and movements aligned with the other side.

— Thomas Frank

#base #damage #decades #gop #higher

For-profit higher education is today a booming industry, feeding on the student loans handed out to the desperate.

— Thomas Frank

#desperate #education #feeding #handed #higher

Governing was always difficult for conservatives, but as they return to the opposition, they are rediscovering their skill at blame evasion.

— Thomas Frank

#blame #conservatives #difficult #evasion #governing

I was in a bad mood when I wrote that.

— Thomas Frank

#bad mood #i #mood #wrote

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“Backlash culture abounds with tall tales of liberal out control hippies spitting on [Vietnam War] veterans with Jane Fonda narking on POWs to their Vietnamese captors…”
“Whereas liberals are thought to erupt self-righteously whenever they feel like it conservatives believe that they themselves are never permitted to say what they really think. What's the Matter with Kansas? (film) 2009 documentary movie based on Thomas Frank's best-selling book of the same name. Politics
Frank started his political journey as a College Republican but has come to be highly critical of conservatism especially the presidency of George W.

Frank is a historian of culture and ideas and analyzes trends in American electoral politics and propaganda advertising popular culture mainstream journalism and economics. Thomas Frank (born March 21 1965) is an American author journalist and columnist for Harper's Magazine. With his writing he explores the rhetoric and impact of the 'Culture Wars' in American political life and the relationship between politics and culture in the United States.

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