Twilight of the Elites by Christophe Guilluy audiobook

Twilight of the Elites: Prosperity, the Periphery, and the Future of France

By Christophe Guilluy
Read by Roger Clark

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665207577

  • ISBN: 9781665207560

  • ISBN: 9781665207584

Runtime: 5.77 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A passionate account of how the gulf between France's metropolitan elites and its working classes are tearing the country apart

Christophe Guilluy, a French geographer, makes the case that France has become an "American society"—one that is both increasingly multicultural and increasingly unequal. The divide between the global economy's winners and losers in today's France has replaced the old left-right split, leaving many on "the periphery."

As Guilluy shows, there is no unified French economy, and those cut off from the country's new economic citadels suffer disproportionately on both economic and social fronts. In Guilluy's analysis, the lip service paid to the idea of an "open society" in France is a smoke screen meant to hide the emergence of a closed society, walled off for the benefit of the upper classes. The ruling classes in France are reaching a dangerous stage, he argues; without the stability of a growing economy, the hope for those excluded from growth is extinguished, undermining the legitimacy of a multicultural nation.

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Author Bio: Christophe Guilluy

Author Bio: Christophe Guilluy Christophe Guilluy is a French geographer and the author of several books, including La France peripherique: comment on a sacrifie les classes populaires. He also writes occasionally for the Guardian.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 5.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English