09/12/2010 04:30 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Arianna Discusses 'Third World America' With Maria Bartiromo On C-Span's 'After Words' (VIDEO)

Arianna appeared on C-Span's "After Words" program this weekend to discuss her latest book "Third World America" with Maria Bartiromo.

Arianna spoke about her motivations for writing the book, the current dismal state of America's political and economic system, and what we can do to turn it around.

"Over the last few years, I've begun to see something happening," she said, "which is that the country which was about the American Dream was actually now becoming the country of downward mobility for millions of people in the middle class who felt they could no longer give themselves or their children the better life that was associated with America. So I really wrote it as a warning and also to show all the ways we can turn it around."