Listening to Arianna Huffington on NPR – going to see her at a breakfast time debate tomorrow.
She’s taking calls from angry and anguished Americans who believe her claim that we’re in “Third World America”. I haven’t read it yet, but I was struck just now when a listener called John exclaimed, “I don’t understand why poor people vote for Republicans!”
It took me back to a great book by Thomas Frank, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” http://us.macmillan.com/whatsthematterwithkansas
Who gets the respect of middle class Americans today worried about their status … their incomes …their economic survival? Arianna or the Tea Party?