What's the Matter With Kansas?

Reviewer: James van Maanen

Rating (out of 5): ****

The question "What’s the matter with Kansas?" should immediately bring to mind Thomas Frank’s best-seller on the subject. That’s good, since the documentary film of the same name is based on Frank's book. I have read only selections from this book, which uses the state of Kansas to make clear how the Republican Party, in tandem with the evangelical Christian movement, has boondoggled Americans into believing that it today represents the common man. I'll let Frank's own words speak for themselves here:

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