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    DescriptionA "New York Times Book Review" Editors' ChoiceFrom the bestselling author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?," this witty and highly provocative book asks a simple question: How is it possible that the disastrous collapse of the free market economy in 2008 could have heralded a popular revival--of the right?In "Pity the Billionaire," a brilliant, funny, and disturbing tour de force, Thomas Frank analyzes the sleight of hand involved in the right's resurgence--all the upside-down grievances that have transformed economic suffering into valentines for the rich and powerful. This great chronicler of American paradox dissects the contradictions at the heart of the country's politics, and in this "dazzling" book once again shows himself as "one of the best left-wing writers America has produced" ("The Guardian").


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    Title
    Pity the Billionaire
    Subtitle
    The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Frank
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250020352
    ISBN 10: 1250020352
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    Edition statement
    Updated, Expanded ed.
    Publisher
    Picador USA
    Imprint name
    Picador USA
    Publication date
    18 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Thomas Frank is the author of "Pity the Billionaire," "The Wrecking Crew," "What's the Matter with Kansas?," 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.
    Review quote
    "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. Be glad that in this election year you can read Pity the Billionaire instead of tur