The American Ruling Class

2007 • 89 minutes
5 reviews
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The American Ruling Class is a morality tale set to music about two Yale students who seek their opportunities after graduation. Lewis Lapham, the renowned essayist, author and longtime Harper's Magazine editor, conducts them through the corridors of power -- Pentagon press briefings, the World Economic Forum, philanthropic foundations, Washington law firms, banks, the Council on Foreign Relations and New York society dinners. As they make their way, the real-life luminaries they meet become characters in a dramatic story about power, its responsibilities and abuses. The subject is our country's most taboo topic: class, power and privilege in our nominally democratic republic.

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5 reviews
Jeffery Carr
August 2, 2016
Fantastic message. It's not great acting, but the message is spot on and the interviews are an A+. I'm not sure why we can only rent this and not purchase it. That is the only annoying part of this on Google Play.
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A Google user
March 17, 2012
This is a great movie about class in america today. Nobody wants to talk about it but Lewis tackles it head on and without any sensationalism.
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Stephun Vroom
June 5, 2023
Learn what we never learn.
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