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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.
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 2 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 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this to be a very enjoyable and thought provoking film.Published 6 months ago by people know
This is an unbelievably bad fake mocumentary, that is not a typo. I was waiting for Tommy Wiseau to make a guest appearance.Published 8 months ago by Nonsuch Palace