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In Defense of Elitism kindle ó Why I'm Better Than You and You are Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book ✓ goproled ë [Reading] ➿ In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You are Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This BAnxiety or racism It was that he was anti elitist Hillary Clinton represented Wall Street academics policy papers Davos international treaties and the people who think they're better than you People like Joel Stein Trump represented something farappealing which was beating up people like Joel SteinIn a full throated defense of academia the mainstream press medium rare steak and civility Joel Stein fights against populism He fears a new tribal elite is coming to replace him one that will fend off expertise of all kinds and send the country hurtling backward to a time of wars economic stagnation and the well done steaks doused with ketchup that Trump eatsTo find out how this shift happened and what can be done Stein spends a week in Roberts County Texas which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country He goes to the home of Trump loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists All the while using the biggest words he know If you know Joel Stein from his TIME magazine days when it was a magazine and not a pamphlet you might expect some intentionally sophomoric humor There is that though some of the humor is on the junior senior college and graduate school level You may remember his serious articles there too which still doesn't uite prepare you for this book We all know there is a great divide in America but this book really makes you realize how serious it is and the threat that it poses to the society we all seem to want Some of the jaw dropping statistics reinforce the idea that there are no easy answers; people really do seem in live in different realities From the title you might suppose that Mr Stein stereotypes the non elite He doesn't Well not much anyway No than he stereotypes different kinds of elites And he makes it clear that stereotyping and name calling will not accomplish any sort of thoughtfulness or attitude change on the part of those we consider misguided Despite the facetious title this is a surprising nuanced and scholarly work with laughs along the way

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The country hurtling backward to a time of wars economic stagnation and the well done steaks doused with ketchup that Trump eatsTo find out how this shift happened and what can be done Stein spends a week in Roberts County Texas which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country He goes to the home of Trump loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams; meets people who create fake news; and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists All the while using the biggest words he knowsFrom Thurber finalist and former star Time columnist Joel Stein comes a brilliant exploration Walter Isaacson of America's political culture war and a hilarious call to arms for the eliteI can think of no onesuited to defend elitism than Stein a funny man with hands as delicate as a baby full of soft boiled eggs Jimmy Kimmel host of Jimmy Kimmel LiveThe night Donald Trump won the presidency our author Joel Stein Thurber Prize finalist and former staff writer for Time Magazine instantly knew why The main reason wasn't economic In this compelling and laugh out loud book Joel Stein demonstrates that he is one of our great American humorists But he is far than a journalist who graduated from the self created “University of Mediocre Jokes Tacked on to the Ends of Paragraphs”The scope of his observations and insightful comments reminded me of the wit and deep understanding of Michael Moore and Will Rogers As a “Jew from New Jersey” who lives in Hollywood he didn’t have Moore’s roots in decaying industrial Flint Michigan or Roger’s Native American perspective coming out of the Cherokee Nation But he has captured the plight of struggling middle Americans who responded to President Trump’s populist message Joel is a comfortable guest in what you might assume to be unwelcoming homes loved by people with opposing views lifestyles and religionsThe book is well researched and referenced for historical literary and scientific observations not all of which OK many are proffered to spin a jokeIn the end the brilliance of this book proves Joel’s thesis that excellence and dedication that lead to a meritocracy matter Non elites shouldn’t attempt writing a book like thisFor a funny guy Joel seems to have found the secret to meaningful human connection biting original self deprecating humor coupled with genuine listening to people of all stripes I know I cannot become as adept as Joel with the former but certainly can work on improving the latter

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In Defense of Elitism Why I'm Better Than You and You are Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This BookFrom Thurber finalist and former star Time columnist Joel Stein comes a brilliant exploration Walter Isaacson of America's political culture war and a hilarious call to arms for the eliteI can think of no onesuited to defend elitism than Stein a funny man with hands as delicate as a baby full of soft boiled eggs Jimmy Kimmel host of Jimmy Kimmel LiveThe night Donald Trump won the presidency our author Joel Stein Thurber Prize finalist and former staff writer for Time Magazine instantly knew why The main reason wasn't economic anxiety or racism It was that he was anti elitist Hillary Clinton represented Wall Street academics policy papers Davos international treaties and the people who think they're better than you People like Joel Stein Trump represented something farappealing which was beating up people like Joel SteinIn a full throated defense of academia the mainstream press medium rare steak and civility Joel Stein fights against populism He fears a new tribal elite is coming to replace him one that will fend off expertise of all kinds and send Great book