Kaufman burrows badgerlike into the politics of America's
Dairyland, unearthing the personal histories of its people: an ironworker
turned activist, a conservation biologist, a Native American tribal elder. In
doing so, he reveals Wisconsin's transformation from a "pioneering beacon"
of progressive policies, responsible for the nation's first worker's-comp and
unemployment-insurance programs, to "a laboratory for corporate interests."
and Thomas Frank
chewing the fat at
a Packers game.