Thomas Frank is a colum­nist at Harper’s Mag­a­zine, is the found­ing edi­tor of The Baf­fler and the author of The Wreck­ing Crew and What’s the Mat­ter with Kansas? His lat­est book is Lis­ten, Lib­er­al or What Ever Hap­pened to the Par­ty of the Peo­ple? (2016).
How the Democratic Party Created a Liberalism of the Rich
This isn’t the stuff of Franklin Roosevelt or the United Auto Workers.
The Silence of the Technocrats
Democrats let the resurgent Right claim the mantle of populism—and win.