After Words with Thomas Frank
Thomas Frank, author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, published by Metropolitan Books, was interviewed about his book by… read more
Thomas Frank, author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, published by Metropolitan Books, was interviewed about his book by Jeanne Cummings. Mr. Frank argued in his book that conservatives have encouraged the privatization of the government. He profiled the lobbyists, politicians, and pundits who he claimed have placed the free market over effective government. He argued that conservatives intentionally make government ineffective in order to justify privatizing it.
Thomas Frank is the author of several books, including What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America, published by Metropolitan Press and One Market Under God: Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy, published by Anchor. Mr. Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and is currently a columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
Jeanne Cummings is the chief lobbying and influence correspondent for Politico. Ms. Cummings has been a reporter in the Washington Bureau of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Wall Street Journal. She is the recipient of the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award for her reportage on the White House in 2000. close
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