The old maxim goes, “we are born cold and hungry and then things get worse.”
The American ideal is that the top rise because they are the best and the brightest, this creates a field that makes completion ideal.
However Christopher Hayes in his book Twilight of the Elites: America after Meritocracy cuts to the chase, American is on a decline. Not only the nation but institutions that have always been considered solid, the financial world, the Catholic Church, the government.
Hayes points to some startling statistics that result from the dysfunctional intuitions that exist today.
He points to his own rise through meritocracy that enabled him to rise to the top and then cheat the system to enable the allies. This short pull of elites is not moving into an inevitable oligarchy in which power rest with a small number of people.
America is stuck in a funk and Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy digs deeper into the anecdotal diagnosis of how we got to this point.
This book is a first step in beginning an open dialogue that will ignite the spark of the needed change of course for our nation to find its way.
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
By Christopher Hayes
On sale June 12, 2012 Crown Publishing 304 pp
Dr. Wilson Trivino maybe reached at www.T4Vista.com or T4Vista@gmail.com
An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16
ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.
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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.
Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”
Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!
SPX 2014 Programming Schedule
SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.
The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule. SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.
SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.
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