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It’s the inequality, stupid: Thomas Frank on what’s wrong with the left

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Thomas Frank at Town Hall Seattle

Author Thomas Frank made his mark on the book world by taking Republicans to task for the state of the nation. Last year, well before Donald Trump’s presidential win, Frank shifted his gaze to the Democrats. He didn’t like what he saw there, either.

In his book “Listen Liberal: Or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People,” Frank argues that Democrats have forsaken their traditional working class base. By shifting their focus to the professional class, he claims, they have lost their way.

Frank is a best-selling author, historian and journalist. He spoke at Town Hall Seattle on April 18. Sonya Harris recorded his talk.

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