Special: The American Ruling Class - Promo

Special: The American Ruling Class - Promo

This Link TV special features the world?s first "dramatic-documentary-musical", exploring America's most taboo topic: class, power and privilege in this nominally democratic republic.
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Special: The American Ruling Class
Category: Documentaries
Regions: North America


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The American Ruling Class, the world’s first "dramatic-documentary-musical", explores our country's most taboo topic: class, power and privilege in our nominally democratic republic. This feature-length satire stars Lewis Lapham, the renowned essayist and author, and a heavyweight  ensemble cast that includes former cabinet secretaries, corporate mandarins, media magnates, and at least one journalist working as a waitress. The film follows Lapham and two recent Yale graduates as they make the rounds of Pentagon briefings, the World Economic Forum, philanthropic foundations, law firms, corporations, banks, and New York society dinners as they attempt to answer the question, "Who rules America?"

Appearing in the film are a range of leaders from across the political spectrum, among them: Robert B. Altman, James A. Baker III, Bill Bradley, Harold Brown, Hodding Carter III, William T. Coleman, Jr., Walter Cronkite, Barbara Ehrenreich, Vartan Gregorian, Mike Medavoy, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Samuel Peabody, Pete Seeger, Lawrence H. Summers, Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., William Howard Taft IV and Kurt Vonnegut.


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Lapham's Quarterly

Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Bait and Switch" and "Nickel and Dimed"



Special: The American Ruling Class
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