Mother Jones: “A timely exploration”

Josh Harkinson of the venerable lefty outlet Mother Jones weighs in on “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”

In his 2004 book, What’s the Matter With Kansas?, Thomas Frank probed the psyches of Midwestern “values voters” to explain why blue-collar Americans abandoned economic self-interest to vote for George W. Bush. This eponymous documentary begins as a retelling of Frank’s book but ends as a timely exploration of how an obsession with a narrow moral agenda can be self-defeating.

You can read the full review here.


Mary Harris Jones, 1837–1930


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