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“The record will show the game securely rigged in favor of the rich.” – Read an excerpt from MONEY AND CLASS IN AMERICA at Literary Hub

Monday, November 5th, 2018

At the higher elevations of informed American opinion in the spring of 2018 the voices of reason stand united in their fear and loathing of Donald J. Trump, real estate mogul, reality TV star, 45th president of the United States. Their viewing with alarm is bipartisan and heartfelt, but the dumbfounded question, “How can such things be?” is well behind the times. Trump is undoubtedly a menace, but he isn’t a surprise. His smug and self-satisfied face is the face of the way things are and have been in Washington and Wall Street for the last quarter of a century.

Read the full excerpt here.

“Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”?” – LEWIS LAPHAM discusses MONEY AND CLASS IN AMERICA at the Institute for New Economic Thinking

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

When author and journalist Lewis Lapham, founder of Lapham’s Quarterly and former editor of Harper’s, turned his shrewd gaze on the go-go ‘80s in “Money and Class in America,” he never imagined the era’s avatar of greed would one day become President Donald Trump. Three decades later, Lapham shares his views on the decades-long deterioration of democracy in an interview with INET’s Lynn Parramore. An expanded and revised edition of his book is now available with a new foreward by Thomas Frank from OR Books.

Watch the full interview here.