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Joel Stein '93 MA '94 on Defending Elitism (Virtual Event)

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Thu, February 11, 2021
05:00PM - 06:00PM
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Join Joel Stein ’93, MA ’94 in conversation with Kim Kamin ’93 on Joel's most recent book, In Defense of Elitism: Why I'm Better Than You and You're Better Than Someone Who Didn't Buy This Book. 

In the 2020 Presidential election, over 73 million Americans voted for Donald Trump. In an attempt to understand the Trump phenomenon, Joel spends a week in Roberts County, Texas, which had the highest percentage of Trump voters in the country in 2016. He goes to the home of Trump-loving Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, meets people who create fake news, and finds the new elitist organizations merging both right and left to fight the populists. 

According to Joel, “This is a call to arms for the elite.  Not an actual call to arms, since we don’t think people should have those, but metaphoric arms, which are the type of arms that will be useless against the populists’ arms, which are real arms.  Which is why I’m not standing up to the populists in person, but here in print, where none of them will know about it.” 

A Thurber finalist, Joel was a columnist for Time Magazine for twenty years, and then a columnist for Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times. He has taught at Princeton, written for several sitcoms, and authored Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity. At Stanford, Joel earned a BA and MA in English.  

Kim Kamin '93 is an attorney in the wealth management field who also teaches at Northwestern University Law School and at University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education.  

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Joel Stein '93 MA '94 on Defending Elitism (Virtual Event)
Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

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