After Baratunde Thurston’s panel at the Brooklyn Book Fest we decided to stick around for the next panel – “The Nation Presents the Twilight of the Elites” – featuring Rachel Maddow stand-in Chris Hayes author Michelle Goldberg, and moderator Richard Kim.
They sought to discuss “In the wake of the Fail Decade, Americans have historically low levels of trust in their institutions. How did we get here?”
Goldberg argued that right wing populists, and not Hayes’s plutocrats, are the biggest threat to American politics. In this video, Hayes responds to his critics and takes a really long time just to tell us that OWS and the Tea Party have enough in common to be friends.