In Defense of Elitism

People like Joel Stein. Trump represented something far more appealing, which was beating up people like Joel Stein.

In Defense of Elitism

In Defense of Elitism

From Thurber finalist and former star TIME columnist Joel Stein comes a "brilliant exploration" (Walter Isaacson) of America's political culture war and a hilarious call to arms for the elite. "I can think of no one more suited to defend elitism than Stein, a funny man with hands as delicate as a baby full of soft-boiled eggs."--Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! The night Donald Trump won the presidency, our author Joel Stein, Thurber Prize finalist and former staff writer for Time Magazine, instantly knew why. The main reason wasn't economic anxiety or racism. It was that he was anti-elitist. Hillary Clinton represented Wall Street, academics, policy papers, Davos, international treaties and the people who think they're better than you. People like Joel Stein. Trump represented something far more appealing, which was beating up people like Joel Stein. In a full-throated defense of academia, the mainstream press, medium-rare steak, and civility, Joel Stein fights against populism. He fears a new tribal elite is coming to replace him, one that will fend off expertise of all kinds and send the country hurtling backward to a time of wars, economic stagnation and the well-done steaks doused with ketchup that Trump eats. To find out how this shift happened and what can be done, Stein spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists. All the while using the biggest words he knows.

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Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Joel Stein
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-22 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: William A. Henry, III
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-18 - Publisher: Anchor

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic for Time magazine comes the tremendously controversial, yet highly persuasive, argument that our devotion to the largely unexamined myth of egalitarianism lies at the heart of the ongoing "dumbing of America." Americans have always stubbornly clung to the myth of egalitarianism, of the supremacy
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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Donald T. Critchlow
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-27 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Pages: 888
Authors: William Alton Kelso
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Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Select Education
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