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Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thomas Frank, *The New York Times* bestselling author of *What's the Matter with Kansas?*, discusses his new book, *The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule*. The author argues that the same politicians who laughed at the mere idea of effective government have themselves created a government in which incompetence is the rule.

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. His latest book is [Listen Liberal! Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?](http://shop.harvard.com/book/9781627795395 "")