Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy (Paperback)
 
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Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy (Paperback)

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    Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one institution after anotherfrom Wall Street to Congress, the Catholic Church to Major League Baseballimploded under the weight of corruption and incompe......more

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Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one institution after anotherfrom Wall Street to Congress, the Catholic Church to Major League Baseballimploded under the weight of corruption and incompetence. In the wake of the Fail Decade, the social contract between ordinary citizens and elites lies in tatters.
How did we get here? With Twilight of the Elites, Christopher Hayes upends well-worn ideological and partisan categories to offer a radically novel answer. Since the 1960s, as the meritocracy elevated a more diverse group of men and women into power, they learned to embrace the accelerating inequality that had placed them near the very top, leaving a new American elite more prone to failure and corruption and more out of touch with the people they govern.
Mixing deft political analysis, timely social commentary, and deep historical understanding, Hayes entirely reorients our perspective on our times by arguing that the public's loss of trust in the federal government, corporate America, and the media has led to a crisis of authority that threatens to engulf not just our politics but our day-to-day lives.

CHRISTOPHER HAYES is editor at large of The Nation and host of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Kate and daughter, Ryan.

Author:
Hayes, Christopher
Genre:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
291
Language:
English
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Publish Date:
06/11/2013
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780307720467
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.0 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.5 lb
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