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Thomas Frank is the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew , What's the Matter with Kansas? and One Market Under God . The founding editor of The Baffler and a contributing editor at Harper's , and a former Wall Street Journal weekly columnist. He has received a Lannan award and been a guest columnist for the New York Times . Frank lives in Washington, D.C.
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This book is a chronicle of a confused time, a period when Americans rose up against imaginary threats and rallied to economic theories they understood only in the gauziest terms. It is about a country where fears of a radical takeover became epidemic even though radicals themselves had long since ceased to play any role in the national life; a land where ideological nightmares conjured by TV entertainers came to seem...