What’s the Matter With Kansas author Thomas Frank will talk about his newest book, Listen, Liberal at the Iowa City Public Library. Hailed as “the most prescient book” of the year, Listen, Liberal accurately described what ailed the Democratic Party even before the election of 2016 made their weaknesses obvious. It is the story of how the “Party of the People” detached itself from its historic constituency among average Americans and chose instead to line up with the winners of our new economic order.
Thomas Frank is the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What’s the Matter with Kansas? A former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Harper’s, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for Salon. He lives outside Washington, D.C. This event is co-sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library, Johnson County Democratic Party, Iowa City Federation of Labor, UI Public Policy Center and Prairie Lights.