Review of Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank, originally published in Prospect magazine on March 15th, 2016.
One of the notable features of this carnival of bunkum we agree to call the US presidential election, with its insurgent candidates and controversial rhetoric, is how none of it should come as a surprise. Not, that is, for anyone who has been reading American political analyst Thomas Frank, whose new book Listen, Liberal is released in the UK today.
For the Frank-literate, the sight of working-class Americans falling at the feet of a vulgar billionaire who poses as a champion of the little guy is just what we’ve come to expect.
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