Book Discussion on What's the Matter with Kansas?

Mr. Frank talked about his book What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, published by… read more

Mr. Frank talked about his book What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, published by Metropolitan.

In his remarks he addressed thee widespread support, by both major political parties in the U.S., for free-market economic theories and reads a critical piece he wrote on the topic for the Baffler magazine. Mr. Frank argued that because Republicans run on social issues in order to influence working-class voters who generally oppose the party’s economic views, the Democratic Party needed to focus on progressive economic policies and find a way to relate the importance of those policies to voters. After his presentation he responded to questions from members of the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on What's the Matter with Kansas?

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184784-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 11, 2004
Last Aired:
Jan 1, 2005

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  • Dec 11, 2004 | 8:45pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 13, 2004 | 6:51am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 2005 | 4:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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