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The Resource Twilight of the elites : : America after meritocracy, Christopher Hayes, (sound recording)

Twilight of the elites : : America after meritocracy, Christopher Hayes, (sound recording)

Label
Twilight of the elites : : America after meritocracy
Title
Twilight of the elites :
Title remainder
America after meritocracy
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hayes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one institution after another -- from Wall Street to Congress, the Catholic Church to corporate America, even Major League Baseball -- imploded under the weight of corruption and incompetence. In the wake of the Fail Decade, Americans have historically low levels of trust in their institutions; the social contract between ordinary citizens and elites lies in tatters. How did we get here? With Twilight of the Elites, Christopher Hayes offers 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. Their ascension heightened social distance and spawned a new American elite -- one more prone to failure and corruption than any that came before it. Mixing deft political analysis, timely social commentary, and deep historical understanding, Twilight of the Elites describes how the society we have come to inhabit -- utterly forgiving at the top and relentlessly punitive at the bottom -- produces leaders who are out of touch with the people they have been trusted to govern. Hayes argues that the public's failure to trust 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.--Container
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1979-
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Hayes, Christopher
Dewey number
305.5/20973
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HN90.E4
LC item number
H39 2012b
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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Books on Tape, Inc
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  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Business and politics
  • Corporate power
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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not applicable
Label
Twilight of the elites : : America after meritocracy, Christopher Hayes, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn779256417
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 7 hr., 11 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780449010075
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 3726
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1452020
  • (OCoLC)779256417
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Twilight of the elites : : America after meritocracy, Christopher Hayes, (sound recording)
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn779256417
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged ed.
Extent
6 sound discs (ca. 7 hr., 11 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780449010075
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 3726
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1452020
  • (OCoLC)779256417
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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