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The Prospect Interview #149: Can elitism restore democracy?

A progressive argument that challenges conventional wisdom

By Prospect Team  

Writer and broadcaster Eliane Glaser joins the Prospect Interview to make a defense of what she deems “progressive elitism.” In the era of populism, trust in institutions and experts has plummeted within the left and right alike. Eliane makes the case for excellence in these divided times—and tells us why restoring standards may in fact restore democracy. 

Elitism: A Progressive Defense is published by Biteback


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