Thomas Frank will discuss Listen Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Thomas Frank, The New York Times Bestselling Author of What’s The Matter With Kansas? will discuss his New Hardcover  Listen Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Thomas Frank  is the Author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, What's the Matter with Kansas?, and One Market Under God.  A former Opinion Columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Frank is the Founding Editor of The Baffler and a Monthly Columnist for Harper's.  He lives outside Washington, D.C.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  From the Bestselling Author of What's the Matter With Kansas?, a scathing look at the standard-bearers of liberal politics -- a book that asks: what's the matter with Democrats? It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, the country will be on the right course. But this is to fundamentally misunderstand the modern Democratic Party. Drawing on years of research and first-hand reporting, Frank points out that the Democrats have done little to advance traditional liberal goals: expanding opportunity, fighting for social justice, and ensuring that workers get a fair deal. Indeed, they have scarcely dented the free-market consensus at all. This is not for lack of opportunity: Democrats have occupied the White House for sixteen of the last twenty-four years, and yet the decline of the middle class has only accelerated. Wall Street gets its bailouts, wages keep falling, and the free-trade deals keep coming. With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank lays bare the essence of the Democratic Party's philosophy and how it has changed over the years. A form of corporate and cultural elitism has largely eclipsed the party's old working-class commitment, he finds. For certain favored groups, this has meant prosperity. But for the nation as a whole, it is a one-way ticket into the abyss of inequality. In this critical election year, Frank recalls the Democrats to their historic goals-the only way to reverse the ever-deepening rift between the rich and the poor in America.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM

LOCATION:  Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Thomas Frank will discuss his New Hardcover Listen Liberal and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This is a Complimentary OPEN House Event.  Registration is Required.  Visit www.KCLibrary.org to Register or Call the Library at 816-701-3407.  Seating is General Admission.  Rainy Day Books will have Thomas Frank’s Books for Sale at this Event.  

Your Order will ship within a Day or two of the Event.  All Books are packed in bubble wrap and shipped in boxes.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.  Additional Signed Books are available for purchase at our Author Event.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
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