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).
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