East Bay
East Bay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 1/25/2012
THOMAS FRANK: Pity the Billionaire: The Unlikely Resurgence of the American Right
Date Wednesday January 25
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKen Preston
Emailken [at]
From the bestselling author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? – a stunningly insightful and sardonic look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has incurred the inchoate wrath of tea party conservatism.

Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change, but when Thomas Frank set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession’s victims and that society’s traditional winners be given even grander shares. The American Right, apparently moribund after the election of 2008, was peculiarly reinvigorated by the arrival of serious hard times. The Tea Party movement demanded not that we question the failed system (as the Occupy Movement insisted) but that we reaffirm our commitment to its worst excesses. Republicans in Congress embarked on
a grim strategy of total opposition to the liberal state.

In Pity the Billionaire Thomas Frank, wily chronicler of American paradox, examines the bizarre mechanism by which dire economic circumstances have delivered wildly unexpected political results. Using firsthand reporting, a deep knowledge of the American Right, and a wick sense of humor, he provides the first full diagnosis of our dangerous cultural malady.

“No one fools Thomas Frank, who is the sharpest, funniest, most intellectually voracious political commentator on the scene…he has written a brilliant expose of the most breathtaking ruse in American political history…”— Barbara Ehrenreich

“Pity the Billionaire? Hell. Pity us all.” — James K. Galbraith

Hosted by Richard Wolinsky

$12 advance tickets: 800-838-3006
or: Pegasus Books (3 locations), Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore, in SF - Modern Times Bookstore ($15 door)
Added to the calendar on Monday Dec 19th, 2011 7:31 PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


donate now

$ 328.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network