Thomas Frank, author of What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America and The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Ruined Government, Enriched Themselves, and Beggared the Nation, has spent a lot of time thinking about why people are Republicans or Democrats. His study of conservatives has left him convinced that having anti-government people in charge of government leads only to destruction. With a Democrat in charge in Washington, is there a way to fix the wreckage left behind? Frank sits down with Laura to discuss.
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