For the last episode of this season of America On The Fritz I talked to Thomas Frank. In the episode, I call him “the endboss of explaining America and what is wrong with it right now”. Because he is so damn good at it! And he has been good at it for so many years already. He pretty much predicted the rise of someone like Donald Trump coming up to fill the void that the traditional political parties — and mostly focusing on the Democrats here — have actively created in the past two to three decades.
I highly recommend his latest book ‘Listen Liberal’. It is required reading for everyone attempting to understand the United States of America in its current state. Discussing his book and ideas with him in his house in DC was a pleasure. Here is a photo of us in his garden:
Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, Happy Everything to Everyone out there who has followed this season of America On The Fritz. The show is taking a break to make some space for new endeavours come 2018. It has been a pleasure serving your ears on this fascinating journey of mine trying to find out what the hell is going on with this country at the moment. I learned much. And I have yet much to learn.
Peace out, listeners.