Thomas Frank, “Rendezvous With Oblivion”

Thomas Frank discusses his book, “Rendezvous With Oblivion” at Politics and Prose on 6/21/18.

If anyone can make sense of our polarized, divided, and increasingly frustrated nation, Frank can. One of the sharpest political commentators at work today, Frank, author of Listen, Liberal and the classic What’s the Matter with Kansas?, has gathered a wide-ranging selection of his essays that begins to put the messiness that is Trump’s America into some kind of perspective. Energetic, realistic, and outraged, Frank, founding editor of The Baffler and regular contributor to The Guardian,  writes with his signature wit and uncompromising common sense, taking us around the country for an incisive examination of how inequality is manifesting itself in cities, workplaces, and politics.

https://www.politics-prose.com/book/9…

Thomas Frank is the author of Listen, Liberal, Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What’s the Matter with Kansas? A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for The Guardian. He lives outside Washington, D.C.

How The Times Zeroed In on Key Facts in 900 Pages of Cohen Documents in Under 10 Minutes

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.. “As Ben and I crashed our way through nearly 900 pages with little time to spare,” Willy Rashbaum recounted, “it served as equal parts power drill, spotlight, microscope and jackhammer.

“Almost like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack, it helped us locate useful and potentially newsworthy nuggets of information in a vast collection of court documents, which would have been an otherwise daunting task in the limited time we had to review it.”