Thomas Frank is an author, journalist and former columnist for the Wall Street Journal, authoring “The Tilting Yard” from 2008 to 2010. Frank is a historian of culture and ideas and analyzes trends in American electoral politics and propaganda, advertising, popular culture, mainstream journalism and economics. With his writing, he explores the rhetori and impact of the ‘Culture Wars’ in American political life, and the relationship between politics and culture in the United States. His books include the New York Times bestsellers “What’s the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America” and “The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Ruined Government, Enriched Themselves and Beggared the Nation”. He currently writes the monthly “Easy Chair” essay for Harper’s Magazine. You can view more info on his books and essays at www.tcfrank.com and videos of Frank at www.tcfrank.com/multimedia.php.