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THE AMERICAN RULING CLASS is a morality tale set to music about two Yale students who seek their opportunities after graduation. Lewis Lapham, the renowned essayist, author and longtime Harper+¯-+-+s Magazine editor, conducts them through the corridors of power +¯-+-+ Pentagon press briefings, the World Economic Forum, philanthropic foundations, Washington law firms, banks, the Council on Foreign Relations and New York society dinners. As they make their way, the real-life luminaries they meet become characters in a dramatic story about power, its responsibilities and abuses. The subject is our country+¯-+-+s most taboo topic: class, power and privilege in our nominally democratic republic.
This movie was done in an interesting format that keeps your attention with information that would otherwise be boring. The actors fit in with the movie and did a good job.Published 1 month ago by David Shumaker
At first the premise seems contrived, but then you'll be drawn into the decision the young graduate must make: love or money? sell your soul or work for a decent life? Read morePublished 3 months ago by MS HSKR
The documentary is an interesting examination showing evidence of the oligarchical character of the United States - and by extension, the world. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this to be a very enjoyable and thought provoking film.Published 7 months ago by people know