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What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Hear... by Thomas Frank
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Oct 12, 07

it was amazing
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Recommended for: anyone who can read and cares about our country.
Read in May, 2006

This is the most entertaining and insightful political book I've ever read. Even if it's not your thing, you need to check it out.

Thomas Frank tells the story of how conservative douchebags convinced people in middle-America (Kansas being the best example) that elite, snobby, French, liberal homosexual-atheists from the East Coast would come one day to kidnap their kids to turn them gay AND force them to have abortions (all at the same time) - UNLESS, and this is a big UNLESS - everyone started voting Republicans into office. In the process, in Kansas and throughout America, big business has been allowed to run every game in town, while big CEOs build personal golf-courses and working class people fall into poverty. All the while, people vote for the Republican machine, thinking their conservative social values will someday be voted for in Washington, which, thank God, they will not.

The answer is to the title is - there's a LOT the matter with Kansas. Though it sounds depressing, it's really quite funny at times and a pretty light read. I highly recommend it.

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