Media Matters

Chris Hayes, Author of Twilight of the Elites


If social change is a two-step process—first, those seeking change must convince the public that the current system should not be trusted; then, new social and legal structures must be put in place—we are now caught in a strange limbo between stage one and two. Chris Hayes' new book, Twilight of the Elites challenges us to imagine a different social order, to construct coalitions, institutions, and constituencies that militate not only against the status quo, but for equality. “This is the cycle of a dynamic society,” Hayes writes. “Equality is never a final stage, democracy never a stable equilibrium: they are processes, they are struggles. Our task now is to recognize that the struggle is ours.”

Chris Hayes is an American political commentator. Hayes hosts Up with Chris Hayes, a weekend opinion television show on MSNBC.