Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

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The Twilight of the Elites is also the title of a book by David Flint.
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Author Chris Hayes
Publisher Crown Publishing
Publication date
Pages 292
ISBN 9780307720450
LC Class HN90.E4 H39 2012

Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy is a book written by MSNBC's Christopher Hayes, discussing examples of how meritocracy is exploited in modern America. He argues that there are many competing forces working within America that are causing the financial crisis, elite crisis, media crisis, and, what he sees as the most ominous problem facing the globe, the environmental global warming crisis.

Kirkus Reviews called the book "forcefully written" and "provocative".[1] Aaron Swartz described the book as "compellingly readable, impossibly erudite, and—most stunningly of all—correct".[2]

The book has been reviewed by sources such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Slate.[3][4][5]

Publication data[edit]

  • Hayes, C. (2012). Twilight of the elites: America after meritocracy (1st ed.). New York: Crown Publishing. ISBN 9780307720450 (hardcover).


  1. ^ "Twilight of the Elites by Christopher L. Hayes". Kirkus. April 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Swartz, Aaron (June 18, 2012). "Guest Review by Aaron Swartz: Chris Hayes' The Twilight of The Elites". Crooked Timber. Retrieved 2012-07-16. 
  3. ^ Brooks, David (July 12, 2012). "Why Our Elites Stink". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Brookes, Julian (July 11, 2012). "Chris Hayes on the Twilight of the Elites and the End of Meritocracy". Rolling Stone. 
  5. ^ Hsu, Hua (June 1, 2012). "Clotted Cream". Slate.