Offsite (St. Joseph’s College):
Monday, September 10, 7:30 PM
Anand Giridharadas presents Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
In conversation with Lydia Polgreen
Tickets free with RSVP; VIP tickets at $30 include book and priority seating
Part of the Brooklyn Voices series
With his new book Winners Take All, former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas offers an insider’s 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. Giridharadas takes us into the inner sanctum of a new gilded age, and asks why our gravest problems should be solved by an unelected upper crust instead of the public institutions it erodes. A call to action for elites and everyday citizens alike, Winners Take All has been praised by thinkers and writers as diverse as Katherine Boo, Isabel Wilkerson, Bill Gates, and Bryan Stevenson, who writes, “This is an important book from a gifted writer whose honest exploration of complex problems provides urgently needed clarity in an increasingly confusing era.” Giridharadas discusses his new book and the surrounding issues with HuffPost Editor-In-Chief Lydia Polgreen at this event at St. Joseph’s College as part of the Brooklyn Voices series.
Tickets required for admission; click below to reserve through EventBrite. VIP tickets include a hardcover copy of Winners Take All, distributed at the event; additional books for sale on site. Use book purchase option only to request a signed book without attending the event.