After the vote-shock of November 2016, I appeared on TV in countries around the world to explain the results and went on lecture tours of Australia, Scandinavia, the UK, and France, where book was translated as LISTEN, LIBERAL OR, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE PARTY OF THE PEOPLE? After Chapter 6, however, the access to the footnotes fails. You might think it would make excellent fodder for a Republican.
The writing style is typical Frank—lucid and witty. Like “There is no solidarity in a meritocracy. Listen. Same level of study has "proved" Jesus rode a dinosaur.
by Thomas Frank ‧ RELEASE DATE: March 15, 2016. They are a party of the professional class—a.k.a. Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? Liberal Arts . Someone needs to represent the 99%. "Listen, Liberal; or. I have been recommending “Listen Liberal” to my Democratic friends who cannot understand how their party could get pummeled so badly in 2016. Voices that educate and engage. Listen, Liberal is a great read for this election season. Booklist. What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?" That needs to be fixed, and I would like it fixed in my copy!
— Liberal Arts publishes ideas to make you think now and then. 112 (14): 5–5. With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank's Listen, Liberal lays bare the essence of the Democratic Party's philosophy and how it has changed over the years. Menu. Thinking Now and Then. By the first Clinton administration, non-college-educated laboring voters were left open to widening inequality, a shocking erosion of workers' rights, and a growing concentration of power and capital facilitated by trade pacts like NAFTA. The result was Listen, Liberal: a history of American liberalism that seeks to explain the Democratic Party’s weird indifference to out-of-control inequality. It is still as relevant today as it was then.Just a bunch of clap back to conservatives.
With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank's Listen, Liberal lays bare the essence of the Democratic Party's philosophy and how it has changed over the years. Categories Listen Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture – Once upon a time. A form of corporate and cultural elitism has largely eclipsed the party's old working-class commitment, he finds. He skewers Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and lesser liberal lights such as former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick with the savage clarity of a man who never bought what they were selling. Frank demonstrates, cogently and at times acidly, how the party lost the allegiance of blue-collar Americans. For certain favored groups, this has meant prosperity. Philosophical, cultural, literary, and scientific essays, events, and resources. For certain favored groups, this has meant prosperity. Listen Liberal is a damning, upsetting polemic from a passionate, experienced insider.
He tracks three grim decades of the party's abrogation of the working class that once filled its rank-and-file membership, replaced by harmful fealty and obsequious reverence toward the "Liberal Class," well-educated, impeccably credentialed white-collar professionals. Waste of time for folks who are just seeking half truths or outright lies to feel good about bashing the left. Two sides of the same coin is not healthy. Can that be arranged?In this book, Thomas Frank really nails what has gone wrong with the Democratic Party, and he wrote it in 2016 before Donald Trump had even won the Republican nomination for president. In an astute dissection of contemporary Democratic politics, Frank (Pity the Billionaire) asserts that stagnant wages and the decline of the American middle class were neither unavoidable nor wholly the work of a plutocratic Republican party.