On Wednesday, July 18th, at 12:15pm, The Common Good hosted a lunch Discussion with Chris Hayes, host of Up with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, about his new book Twilight of the Elites, which analyzes how our institutions have imploded, spawning a lack of trust between citizens and the elites.
Chris spoke about the shortcomings of contemporary American financial and social meritocracy, with the intelligence and humor we’ve come to expect from him. Photos and videos coming soon.
ABOUT CHRIS HAYES
Christopher Hayes is Editor at Large of The Nation and host of Up w/ Chris Hayes on MSNBC (Sat 8-10am and Sun 8-10am.) From 2010 to 2011, he was a fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. From 2008-2010, he was a Bernard Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2005 to 2006, Hayes was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times.
Since 2002, he’s written about political culture and political economy. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine,Time, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic,The Washington Monthly,The Guardian, and The Chicago Reader.
His book about the crisis of authority in American life, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, will be published by Crown in June 2012.
For more about Chris: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hayes_(journalist)