What’s the Matter With Kansas? aptly describes the 2016 election — but was written in 2004

Thomas Frank’s 2004 book What’s the Matter With Kansas? ignited something of a firestorm within political science. It was attempting to explain recent trends in American politics, but its analysis wasn’t reflected in much actual data. Yet that book explains the 2016 election far better than it did the election cycle in which it was published. CONT.

Seth Masket, Mischiefs of Faction