Archive for July, 2010
The movie opens in New York tonight, and the Village Voice weighs in:
The subtle structure and elegant editing build to the pointed insight that the vast gulf in the country isn’t between right and left but between secular and religious. Wisely, Winston includes only a couple of the narrow-minded comments that provoke viewers to snort, [...]
After the sea change of the 2010 midterm elections, understanding the conservative movement, who is in it, where they come from, and what they want – is more important than ever. A screening of What’s the Matter with Kansas? is the perfect tool to energize the conversation, get beyond the shouting and the stereotypes and engage people in a way that can make a difference.
UPDATED 7/24/10 – Barbara Ehrenreich will join Thomas Frank for this special event!
Barbara Ehrenreich and Thomas Frank will speak and sign books (including copies of Franks recently-revived Baffler magazine) on Wednesday, July 28, at Borders Park Avenue, 461 Park Avenue (at 57th Street) in New York City.
The title of the forum is: “What’s the Matter with [...]
For audiences across the country, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is a fascinating journey into the heart of American conservatism, a place that for many of us is warmly familiar yet utterly foreign — in the best documentary fashion, the movie gets viewers close to people they don’t really know. In Wichita, however, everybody feels they already know these folks, they are their neighbors.
Robert Reich, economist and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, contributes an opinion piece in The Nation which is a particularly eloquent statement of the liberal case for sweeping economic reform.
Reich begins with the familiar outlines of the situation we face: for a variety of reasons, since the 1970s, a tiny share of the [...]