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Ruling Elite

Chris Hayes: It's the Elite Self-Protection That Produces Crisis, Corruption and Scandal (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

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Empire of the Sunset

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Sometimes, I really miss America -- or at least the idea of it. You know: that can-do spirit, streets paved with gold, champion of the tired and poor,...

Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.

A House in the Hamptons?: Historic Vacation Spots of the Black Elite

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Some African-Americans, seemingly born under an auspicious star, apparently have always gathered to share their leisure pursuits with others who were similarly favored.

Estrogen Will Not Cure Greed and Stupidity

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

Any positive changes Iceland's PM and her female colleagues will bring about will be because they are in tune with the values of society at large, rather than the values of the current ruling elite.

Class Insults Unite: "Wearing A Flag Pin And Showing His Crack"

Joan Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Williams

Obama's doing a great job keeping the focus on the economy. Let's not blow it on the cultural front.