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Twilight of the Elites

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TomCat S (128)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 11:56 am
I decided to buy a book yesterday, and I donít read many anymore, because the hundreds of articles that I evaluate every week pretty well maxes me out in that area. But I have heard such good things about The Twilight of the Elites, that I want to dig into it. Let me start with a review from my neighborhood bookstore, which also happened top be one of the moist famous bookstores in the world.

Janelle Wong (71)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 12:28 pm
Excellent, thanks TomCat -

"Hayes argues that the publicís 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."

Patrizia S (315)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 12:33 pm
great Tom TY.! !:)

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 12:41 pm
Thanks Tom, I agree excellent!

Thursday June 21, 2012, 2:14 pm
You know I didnot catch that part of the show but will make time to finish it. As far as reading the book I have some SK books that have not had the time to read. Thanks TOmCat

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 2:38 pm
The Morlocks must rise up and stand in the light of day.

Carol H (229)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 3:23 pm
noted and agreed!!! excellent

David C (129)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 6:02 pm
we can only hope....

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 6:03 pm
Christopher Hayes describes how the society we have come to inhabit Ė utterly forgiving at the top and relentlessly punitive at the bottom. I don't think any of us would dispute that statement.

I am very impressed with Christopher Hayes, have been listening to him for awhile. His book sounds of great interest. He mentioned about the Elites having to be embedded into what the rest of us experience. Well I do advocate that their children be signed up for the draft, with NO exceptions for any reason, except for severe disability. When their children are being shipped off to their various misadventures along with our children then they might not be so quick to sign on to wars. I think that would be a good place to start, and one that came to my mind quickly.

Thanks for the article Tom.

Yvonne White (229)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 6:07 pm
Hmm, frankly, I haven't seen anyone winning fame & fortune, or even a well Desrved Job since the Carter Era.. What passes for Merit in a Bu$h League world has No Merit for the Common Man/Woman/Other..;)
Reminds me of the song "Reeling in the Years".."That weekend trip to college didn't turn out like you planned..the things you pass for knowledge, I just can't understand.."

Glenn Byrnes (197)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 6:37 pm

Kit B (276)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 7:31 pm

I just bought this book this morning. I watch Chris Hayes weekend program. I find myself nodding in agreement with Yvonne. There is now a tiny group of people who are in the circle that will see merit for their work.

Mary T (178)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:31 pm
Thanks Tom I am also going to put this book on my list of reads.

Susanne R (235)
Thursday June 21, 2012, 9:57 pm
Thanks for the suggestion, Tom!

Past Member (0)
Friday June 22, 2012, 8:03 am
Thanks...enjoy Chris and Rachel every time they are on MSNBC.

TomCat S (128)
Friday June 22, 2012, 9:42 am
Thanks all. I bought it myself yesterday. I'll read it on buses and transit trains.

David C (129)
Friday June 22, 2012, 11:08 am
good suggestion, thanks.

TomCat S (128)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 10:20 am
YVW Dave.

Interesting, Charles.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 24, 2012, 1:48 am
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