The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule

The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule

Thomas Frank

3.10.2009

Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1965. He attended the University of Kansas, the University of Virginia, and the University of Chicago, where he received a Ph.D. in history in 1994. Mr. Frank comes from a leftist political perspective and is critical of Republican governance; however, he has also criticized the Democratic Party. He is the founder and editor of "The Baffler" and the author of several books, most recently "The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule." Currently, Mr. Thomas lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Wendy, and their children.

Columnist for "The Wall Street Journal," Thomas Frank discusses his book, "The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule," which chronicles what he describes as the misrule of conservatives in American government. Here, he discusses how conservatives have turned public policy into a private-sector bidding war, turning Washington, D.C. into a landscape of wealthy suburbs and lobbyists focused on securing free markets.