Thomas Frank was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1965. The American journalist and author earned his doctorate in History and has written for »Harper’s Magazine« and other journals. Frank’s work focuses on the »Culture War« and the relationship of culture and politics in the USA. He is the founder and editor of the left-wing magazine »The Baffler«. With his book »What’s the Matter with Kansas?« (2005) he gained international recognition. Thomas Frank lives near Washington, D. C.