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Thomas Frank: Rendezvous With Oblivion: Incisive Insights on Our Disintegration
St. John's Presbyterian Church
Berkeley, CA
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Thomas Frank: Rendezvous With Oblivion: Incisive Insights on Our Disintegration
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM Presents

Thomas Frank
Rendezvous With Oblivion: Incisive Insights on Our Disintegration
Wednesday, July 11, 2018  - 7:30 PM
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley   wheelchair access  advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or at Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloways. East Bay Books   $15 door, KPFA benefit   more info: kpfa.org/events
What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, Americas winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country?

In this collection of interlocking essays, RENDEZVOUS WITH OBLIVION: Reports from a Sinking Society, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present-day America, showing us a society in the late stages of disintegration and describing the worlds of both the winners and the losers. His scathing and incisive commentary is perfect for the current political moment.

Brought together in a single volume, these accounts of folly and exploitation are unified by Franks distinctive voice and anti-orthodox perspective. The collection includes a new introduction and a brand new essay on what to expect in the 2018 election, and the previously published essays have been updated and revised. Frank captures a society where every status signifier is hollow, where the allure of mobility is just another con game, and where rebellion too often yields nothing.

For those who despair of the future of our country and of reason itself, RENDEZVOUS WITH OBLIVION is a booster shot of energy, reality, and moral outrage.

Thomas Frank is the author, most recently, of Listen, Liberal; as well as Pity the Billionaire; The Wrecking Crew; and Whats the Matter with Kansas? A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harpers, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for The Guardian. He lives outside Washington, DC.


St. John's Presbyterian Church (View)
2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
United States


Arts > Literary

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Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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