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This sales review at Oak Park’s The Book Table, is wrong in at least one major respect. First, the review:

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America after Meritocracy

by Christopher Hayes
A powerful and original argument that traces the roots of our present crisis of authority to an unlikely source: the meritocracy.

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…

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  • Jim Bowman  On 06/12/2012 at 3:41 PM

    I should have written “is wrong in at least one major respect.” Sorry.


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