Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right

Author(s): Thomas Frank

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Takes us on a road-trip through the strange landscape of the American Right, the Tea Party and Glenn Beck, makes sense of a topsy-turvy world and shows how instead of complying with the new speed limit, conservative America has stamped hard on the accelerator.

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Insightful, infectiously furious and funny: why the worst collapse since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

"No one fools Thomas Frank, who is the sharpest, funniest, most intellectually voracious political commentator on the scene. In Pity the Billionaire he has written a brilliant expose of the most breath-taking ruse in American political history: how the right turned the biggest capitalist breakdown since 1929 into an opportunity for themselves." --Barbara Ehrenreich "Tom Frank has the Tea Parties in his sights! Brisk and searing and deeply informed by the lessons of history (shocking notion!), Frank's latest guide for the perplexed is nothing less than a precious gift to us. Read it, and finally You. Will. Understand." --Rick Perlstein "Thomas Frank has crossed the Styx and returned to sing of the tortured, tormented souls of the Tea Party and their sufferings in the Socialist America they have conjured from thin air. This he does with grace, style and humor, which not all of his subjects share.

Thomas Frank is the author of The Wrecking Crew, What's the Matter with America?, and One Market Under God. A former opinion columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Frank is the founding editor of the Baffler and a monthly columnist for Harper's. He lives outside Washington, D.C.

General Fields

  • : 9781846556029
  • : Vintage
  • : Harvill Secker
  • : December 2011
  • : 234mm X 153mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Thomas Frank
  • : Paperback
  • : 320.52097309051
  • : 224