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Professor Says Despite What Frank Wrote, Kansas Moderates Do Matter

Oct 8, 2014

The Capitol building in Topeka, Kansas.
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Despite what Thomas Frank wrote in What's the Matter with Kansas, political moderates really do matter. So says Prof. Alexander Smith who sees moderation as a value written deeply into the heart and soul of Kansas. On this edition of Up to Date, Smith tells Steve Kraske that, although greatly misunderstood, the more politically temperate among us will survive even this current period of political polarization.

Guest:

  • Alex Smith, Ph.D. is a Senior Leverhulme Research Fellow and Assistant Professor in Sociology at Warwick University as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology at Kansas University.
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