Thomas Frank is a well-known American journalist, political analyst, historian and author. He is a columnist for Harper’s Magazine as well as former columnist for the Wall Street Journal where he authored the ‘Tilting Yard’ between 2008 and 2010. He is also founder of ‘The Baffler’.
Frank is considered a historian of culture and ideas and offers a keen analysis on American politics, popular culture, advertising, economics and propaganda. He has authored several books including ‘What’s the Matter with Kansas?’
Although he started out as a College Republican, Frank soon became quite critical of conservatism, especially the George W. Bush administration. He summarized his views of conservative politics in his book ‘The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule’.