Chris Hayes: Twilight of the Elites

Enoch Pratt Free Library

At the Pratt Central Library, the MSNBC host discusses his critique of the American meritocratic ideal.


By The Author

In Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes calls for a sweeping overhaul of the American social order. Over the last decade, the U.S. has had to adjust to economic and political dysfunction and the near-total failure of each pillar institution of our society. Hayes concludes that the meritocratic system upon which we depend to select the country's best and brightest is fatally flawed, creating a ruling elite that is no longer functional.

About the Author:

Chris Hayes is editor-at-large of The Nation and host of Up With Chris Hayes on MSNBC. A graduate of Brown University, he has written about political culture and political economy for numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Time, The New Republic and The Guardian.






Event Details

Time & DATE
Start: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
End: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 9:00pm



Enoch Pratt Central Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States