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Ariannas Book Club

Shadow Elite: Neocons, The Holocaust & Emergency Powers

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

Democracy must be counted as one of the casualties of this new century's wars, and more broadly, of an era where an elite few have become masters at pressing their own self-interested agendas with impunity.

Shadow Elite: Wall Street Profiteers - Capitalists or Communists?

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Linda Keenan

American profiteers have done grievous damage to their own free market ideology, and, most importantly, to the economic well-being of the entire world.

Shadow Elite: What's Behind Surging Executive Power? Globalization

Saskia Sassen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saskia Sassen

With a new emergent phase of democratic and quasi democratic regimes, can enhanced executive power linked to globalization be reoriented to better, noncommercial goals, like climate change, global hunger, or poverty?

Shadow Elite: BP And Government's Titanic Failure -- Outsourcing Its Talent (And Power)

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Keenan

Today upwards of three-quarters of the work of federal government, measured in terms of jobs, is contracted out. This has been part of a fundamental redesign of governing towards privatization and industry self-regulation.

Shadow Elite: Think BP's The Bad Guy? Think Bigger, Way Bigger

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Linda Keenan

There was much finger-pointing this week, but the politicians, and our entire leadership, should also point a finger at themselves, for allowing private industry to increasingly devour public power, and gut regulatory responsibility.

Larry Summers, Robert Rubin: Will The Harvard Shadow Elite Bankrupt The University And The Country?

Harry R. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Harry R. Lewis

The modern power elites thrive by forgetting any regrettable past. This amnesia is easy at Harvard, where the legal fiduciaries operate in secret and need not answer for their acts.

The Slow Revolution is Growing... Fast

Carl Honore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carl Honore

Being Arianna's first pick is a tremendous honor. It also serves up a delicious irony. My book is called In Praise of Slowness. Yet HuffPost is a pioneer on the fastest communication platform ever devised. Not exactly a natural fit.

Arianna And Carl Honore Discuss "In Praise Of Slowness" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

UPDATE So, did you miss it? Thursday, 3pm November 19th? Yes, that was last week, and it was a live video chat with Arianna and Carl Honore, author o...

'Shadow Elite': Outsourcing Government, Losing Democracy

Charles Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles Lewis

Public and private are now substantially blurred, as the "transnational" political elites and the financial elites have become literally the same people. It is a condition which leaves the people feeling unrepresented.

Take A Deep Breath...And Join The Slow Movement

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Send in your suggestions for next month's book club pick to amyhertz@huffingtonpost.com. So by now you know that Arianna's first Huffington Post Book...

In Praise Of Slow Food

Carl Honore | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Carl Honore

The bright news is that people all over the world are taking a slower approach to food -- and eating better as a result.