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Reality Asserts Itself - Thomas Frank

On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank author of "What's the Matter with Kansas" and "Listen Liberal", tells host Paul Jay that the Democratic Party serves the professional class and the top 10% and no longer cares about the poor or working class


Harvey Weinstein, the Democratic Party and the Power of the 'Creative Class' - Thomas Frank on RAI (9/9)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Tom Frank says in the world of the wealthy, liberalism is something you do to offset your rapacious behavior in other spheres - with host Paul Jay

  January 2, 2018

Obama Chose Wall St. Over Main St. - Thomas Frank on RAI (8/9)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank says the Democratic Party must acknowledge that in 2008 the crash and the discrediting of Bush, created conditions for much a more progressive policy - but Obama did not step up; with host Paul Jay

  December 29, 2017

Presidents Clinton and Obama Helped Make the Democrats a Wall Street Party- Thomas Frank on RAI (7/9)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank, author of Listen Liberal, says Democratic Party administrations allowed the big banks to run economic policy and create exploding income inequality - with host Paul Jay

  December 28, 2017

Prisoners of Hope - RAI with Thomas Frank (6/9)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank says if liberals don't face up to how the policies of Clinton and Obama helped create the conditions for the rise of Trump, the next version of Trump will be far more dangerous than this one

  September 18, 2017

From Ronald Reagan to Bernie Sanders - RAI with Thomas Frank (5/9)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank, author of 'What's the Matter with Kansas?' and 'Listen, Liberal,' talks about his journey from being an enthusiastic supporter of the Vietnam War and Ronald Reagan to embracing Franklin Roosevelt and socialist Bernie Sanders

  September 15, 2017

Clinton Democrats Hate the Left - RAI with Thomas Frank (4/9)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank, author of 'What's the Matter with Kansas?' and 'Listen, LIberal,' tells host Paul Jay that Bill Clinton tried to drive the left from the party; now Clinton Democrats blame the left for Hillary's defeat

  September 12, 2017

Liberal Elite Doesn't Care Much About Inequality - RAI with Thomas Frank (3/9)
Bill Clinton accomplished a Republican agenda and Obama allowed the Tea Party to steal the economic populist moment, says Thomas Frank on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay; Frank is the author of "What's the Matter with Kansas" and "Listen, Liberal"

  September 10, 2017

Clinton Attacks Sanders in New Book -- RAI With Thomas Frank (2/9)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank, author of 'What's the Matter with Kansas?' and 'Listen, Liberal,' and Paul Jay discuss Hillary Clinton's new book 'What Happened,' and identify the real differences between Clinton and Sanders

  September 7, 2017

Corporate Democrats Have a Vested Interest in Not Listening to Workers - RAI with Thomas Frank (1/9)
On Reality Asserts Itself, Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter with Kansas" and "Listen, Liberal", tells host Paul Jay that the Democratic Party serves the professional class and the top 10% and no longer cares about the poor or working class

  September 5, 2017

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