I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could, but I'll round down. The author makes some very interesting points about how poor conservatives who traditionally would have been democrats have taken up the battle cry of the republicans to the tune of an anti-abortion culture war despite the fact that their economic interests are being destroyed by the ones they continue to vote into office. Frank calls them martyrs because of it, and tries to understand why they do it. Instead, he spends most of the book making the same point over and over again. It was an interesting point for the first 100 pages, but the next 150 dragged on. I took to skimming over the last 75 or so.