The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today’s news.
Anand Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age, where the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can—except ways that threaten the social order and their position atop it. They rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor; they lavishly reward “thought leaders” who redefine “change” in ways that preserve the status quo; and they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm.
“Entertaining and gripping . . . For those at the helm, the philanthropic plutocrats and aspiring 'change agents' who believe they are helping but are actually making things worse, it’s time for a reckoning with their role in this spiraling dilemma. I suggest they might want to read a copy of this book while in the Hamptons this summer.” —Joseph E. Stiglitz (COLUMBIA!), The New York Times Book Review
Please register by Friday, May 1.
We will meet at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at 5700 Wilshire Blvd, LA 90036. Attendees receive 10% off all beverages when they mention "book club" at the register.
Contact Emily Burg with suggestions for future book club selections or if you'd like to host a future book club meeting.
Note: CAA SoCal book club readers can purchase their copies for a 15% discount from Skylight Books and a 20% discount from Book Soup and Vroman's Bookstore. Tell the bookseller about your CAA affiliation to get the discount.
Future Book Club Dates (Sundays at 2pm at Coffee Bean):