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Thomas Frank

Thomas FrankAKA Thomas Carr Frank

Born: 21-Mar-1965
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founding editor, The Baffler

Father: (mechanical engineer)
Brother: David
Brother: Nathan
Wife: Wendy Edelberg (one daughter)
Daughter: Madeline

    High School: Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS (1983)
    University: University of Kansas (1983-84)
    University: BA, University of Virginia (1987)
    University: PhD American History, University of Chicago (1994)

    Harper's Columnist, "The Easy Chair" (2010-)
    The Wall Street Journal Columnist, "The Tilting Yard" (2008-10)
    Harper's Contributing Editor (2004-)
    Artforum Columnist, "Slant" (1998-99)
    The Baffler Founding Editor (1988-)

    What's the Matter with Kansas? (15-Sep-2009) · Himself
    The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (11-Mar-2007) · Himself

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Author of books:
The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism (1998, economics)
One Market Under God: Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy (2000, economics)
New Consensus for Old: Cultural Studies from Left to Right (2002, collection)
What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (2004, politics)
The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule (2008, politics)
Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right (2012, politics)

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