|Pages/Publication Date:||240 / 2018|
What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? After four decades of economic triumph, America's winners have persuaded themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country, argues Thomas Frank. Taking a wide-ranging tour through present-day America that is in the late stages of disintegration, Frank describes the worlds of the sprawling mansion districts as well as the lives of fast-food workers. In this collection of 17 interlocking essays, Frank uses sharp analysis and sardonic wit to examine how inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel—and of course in our politics, notably the 2016 election.