Past Event

Chris Hayes: America After Meritocracy

Wed, Jul 11 2012 - 6:00pm

Chris Hayes: America After Meritocracy
 
Chris Hayes,
 Editor at Large, The Nation; MSNBC Host, Up With Chris Hayes; Author, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle - Moderator

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In his new book, MSNBC’s rising star Hayes offers a radically novel answer to what led America into the “Fail Decade”: an era plagued with the failure of Congress, Wall Street and even Major League Baseball. An expert on political culture and political economy, Hayes mixes deft political analysis, timely social commentary, and deep historical understanding while offering a powerful argument that traces the roots of our present crisis and mistrust of authority to an unlikely source: meritocracy.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in & networking reception, 6 p.m. program; 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students; Premium: $40 standard and members (includes copy of book and seating in the front)
Also know: Photo by Sarah Shatz