Twilight of the Elites
Feb 25 2014 7:30 pm
Political commentator, host of “All In With Chris Hayes” on MSNBC
Chris Hayes hosts “All In with Chris Hayes” at 8 p.m. (Eastern) Monday through Friday on MSNBC. Hayes is also editor-at-large of The Nation.
Previously, Hayes hosted the weekend program “Up w/ Chris Hayes,” which premiered in 2011. Prior to joining MSNBC as an anchor, Hayes served as a frequent substitute host for “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” He became a MSNBC contributor in 2010 and has been with The Nation since 2007.
He is a former fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. From 2008-10, he was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2005 to 2006, Hayes was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times.
Since 2002, Hayes has written on a wide variety of political and social issues, from union organizing and economic democracy to the intersection of politics and technology. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, The Guardian and The Chicago Reader.
His first book, “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy,” which is about the crisis of authority in American life, was published in June 2012.
A native of the Bronx, Hayes received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brown University in 2001.
This lecture will be interpreted for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.