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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

What's The Matter With Kansas?

I'm currently reading 'What's The Matter with Kansas' by Thomas Frank. I was going to write up my own summary, but then I found this interview which provides a pretty good overview of the topics he discusses in the book. He was also on The Daily Show recently to discuss the book, so that's another good place to start when trying to decide whether or not it's something you'd be interested in. So far I've enjoyed it, the first couple of chapters were a little slow but it's starting to pick up as he delves into class issues and the ways in which both sides try to frame political discussions.