Saturday, February 05, 2005

Event notice: Thomas Frank

Another email, for an event on March 1:

What’s the Matter with Kansas?

Bread and Roses will host best-selling author Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America.

Thomas Frank argues that over the last thirty-five years the Republican Party has transformed its image from an aristocratic minority into the nation's dominant political party and a true friend of the worker. How has a right-wing class war grown so powerful? How is it that in places like once-liberal Kansas, the Right draws headlines with high profile campaigns against evolution and abortion? What can we in Pennsylvania learn from the experience of Kansas?

Thomas Frank's talk is open to the public and costs $5 and up, depending on ability to pay. This program is cosponsored by AFSCME District Council 47 and AFSCME Local 1723.

7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Friends Meeting House, 15th and Cherry Streets.

RSVP to 215-731-1107 x204 or by February 25.

This is one of those books, along with Don't Think of an Elephant that you should read if you want to know how Republicans keep on beating us. It certainly dispells a little bit of the myth that says 'if we just made sure people understood the issues, they would vote for us.' I think last election plenty of people understood key differences between Kerry and Bush, and agreed with Kerry's positions. They still voted for Dubya...


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