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

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Gail Collins' "As Texas Goes... How The Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda." Courtesy of WW Norton & Co

"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


Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and author

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