The Madeleine Brand Show for July 3, 2012

'As Texas Goes' analyzes the Lone Star State's political influence on America

Courtesy of WW Norton & Co

Gail Collins' "As Texas Goes... How The Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda."

"We've seen the future, and it's Texas," writes New York Times columnist Gail Collins in her latest book, “As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda.”

Collins looks at the political influence the state has had on American politics, Enron, No Child Left Behind, the S&L crisis and textbooks that question evolution.

Madeleine talks with her about the book, and her fascination with the state’s outsized influence.

As Texas Goes - Prologue

Guest:

Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and author


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