Nonfiction: Panel discussion on “Twilight of the Elites,” 9/19

When: September 19, 2012—6:00 pm
Where: Institute for Public Knowledge, Main Conference Room, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor

Public Books and NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge will be hosting a panel discussion with Christopher Hayes, Washington, D.C., Editor of The Nation, Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology and Columbia University, and Stephen Holmes, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and NYU, centered around Hayes’s new book Twilight of the Elites.

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.

For more information, visit the event page.