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Rendezvous with oblivion

Thomas Frank

Rendezvous with oblivion

reports from a sinking society

by Thomas Frank

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political culture,
  • Polarization (Social sciences)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementThomas Frank
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK1726 .F665 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 228 pages
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26963315M
    ISBN 101250293669
    ISBN 109781250293664
    LC Control Number2017060877
    OCLC/WorldCa1007751107

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    Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining exactly how grotesque inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel, and of course in our politics, where in , millions of anxious ordinary people rallied to the insulting presidential campaign of a billionaire who had only contempt.   Tue, J - Thomas Frank is a liberal by conviction but an equal-opportunity critic of America’s foundering political system. In a discussion of his new book Rendezvous With Oblivion: Reports From a Sinking Society, a selection of Frank’s essays from to , he looks at a country divided and in disrepair, undone by folly and exploitation.

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If Goodreads allowed it, I'd rate Rendezvous with Oblivion stars. The 12 chapters comprising the first three parts of the book are reprinted essays first published between - Some of the issues discussed are a bit dated, but the essays serve as a decent 4/5.

RENDEZVOUS WITH OBLIVION Never wavering from the thesis introduced in his previous book, that “racism is a powerful collection of racist policies that lead to racial inequity and are substantiated by racist ideas,” the author posits a seemingly simple binary: “Antiracism is a powerful collection of antiracist policies that lead to.

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Another fine book by Thomas Frank. You don't need me to tell you who he is. Watch a few of his talks on YouTube. In Rendezvous with Oblivion he revisits one of his earlier topics, liberalism, and compares modern meritocratic liberalism with today’s right-wing populism.

It seems the roles for Republicans and Democrats have been reversed.4/5. Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in US cities, in its jobs, in the way its people travel, and, of course, in its politics — where, inmillions of anxious, ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good.

Rendezvous with Oblivion is Mr. Frank’s most recent book. It is a series of essays he has written over the past several years about where the country is headed.

The first section (Many Vibrant Mansions) deals with the problems with growing inequality of wealth and income (which leads to lower quality of life for everyone who is not super rich). In his latest, Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society, Frank dissects a decade of relentless capitalism, and the wave of angry populism that drove the election.

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When, /5(4). The following post is excerpted from Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society by Thomas Frank. A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for The is also the author of Listen, Liberal, Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What’s the Matter with Kansas.

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This last point was a priority for the Clinton administration. But in “The Disposable American,” a disturbing history of job security, Louis Uchitelle points out that the New Democrats.

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When, after forty years of economic triumph, America's. I've read much of what Thomas Frank has published (What's the Matter with Kansas; Pity the Billionaire; & Listen, Liberal) and his latest collection of essays didn't disappoint.I laughed out loud at "The Animatronic Presidency" (a look at recent presidential libraries), and "Academy Fight Song" (about the changing nature of American universities).

In June, the day after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory in the Bronx led many (but perhaps too few) to rethink the future of the Democratic Party, and the evening after we’d learned that Trump would be filling his second seat on the Supreme Court, Thomas Frank delves into his freakishly prescient book, Rendezvous with Oblivion.Political commentator Frank (Rendezvous with Oblivion) urges liberals to reclaim “the high ground of populism” in this fervent and acerbically witty call to racterized today as.