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Thomas Frank On Social Conservatives


I haven’t read my fellow Kansan’s book, and the op-eds he has produced summarizing it are, while smart and sometimes funny, not quite enough to get me to do so. Anyway: If his argument is that the conservative racket is to get poor people to vote against abortion in order that rich people may get a capital-gains tax cut, then isn’t the obvious solution for the liberal party to switch sides on the social issues and neutralize them? The nefarious conservative scheme couldn’t work under those circumstances.


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