What to Make of the Age of Trump

Thomas Frank
A year after admonishing Democrats in his book Listen, Liberal: Or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? – an insightful prelude to Donald Trump’s stunning victory in November – Kansas City-born author Thomas Frank assesses the post-election mood in the Midwest.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:30 pm
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There has been a tremendous response to this event, and we are expecting a capacity crowd. Please plan to arrive early as Kirk Hall seating is limited and will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow seating will be available in Helzberg Auditorium, where the presentation will be shown via livestream.

If you are unable to attend, the event can be viewed live online at youtube.com/kclibrary.

The day after Donald Trump was elected president, The New York Times recommended six books “for those trying to understand the political, economic, regional and social shifts that drove one of the most stunning political upsets in the nation’s history.” Among them: Thomas Frank’s Listen, Liberal: Or What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?
Frank, a Kansas City native, has followed up, embarking on a 13-city barnstorming tour to talk to Trump voters, union leaders, and progressive activists across the Midwest in conjunction with Listen Liberal’s release in paperback. On his last stop¬in Kansas City¬he discusses what he has learned.
This event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books. Frank discussed Listen Liberal at the Library in March 2016; you can view the video on YouTube, and you can find the book in the Library Catalog.

Video from this event available below or at youtube.com/kclibrary.

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