Authenticity Watch: The Heartland

Thomas Frank’s column in today’s WSJ does a good job of setting up my piece in the print edition of Maclean’s out tomorrow. Here’s Frank:

Small town people, Mrs. Palin went on, are “the ones who do some of the hardest work in America, who grow our food and run our factories and fight our wars.” They are authentic; they are noble, and they are her own: “I grew up with those people.”


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