2007 Fall Unequal We Stand: What Future for the American Middle Class?

December 6, 2007

“Into Great Silence”

Nestled deep in the postcard-perfect French Alps, the Grande Chartreuse is considered one of the world’s most ascetic monasteries. In 1984, German filmmaker Philip Gröning wrote to the Carthusian order […]

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November 29, 2007


The Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris is one of the most famous ones in the world, not only because of the beautiful gravestones and the lovely street plan of this […]

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November 27, 2007

Theda Skocpol

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November 15, 2007

“Ghosts of Abu Ghraib”

Wielding startlingly candid interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims, GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB provides an inside look at the abuses that occurred at the Iraqi prison in the fall of […]

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November 8, 2007

“The Devil Came on Horseback”

THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the US to take […]

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November 6, 2007

Robert H. Frank

Professor Frank is a monthly contributor to the “Economic Scene” column in The New York Times. Until 2001, he was the Goldwin Smith Professor of Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy […]

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November 5, 2007

Jeanette Walls

From Publishers Weekly Freelance writer Walls doesn’t pull her punches. She opens her memoir by describing looking out the window of her taxi, wondering if she’s “overdressed for the evening” […]

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November 1, 2007

“Enemies of Happiness”

ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS is a film about personal courage and conviction. It centers on Malalai Joya, who became one of Afghanistan’s most famous and infamous women in 2003 when she […]

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October 30, 2007

Walter Benn Michaels

Walter Benn Michaels is just completing a project, The Shape of the Signifier, on literary and theoretical writing since 1967. His new project — its working title is “The Beauty […]

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October 25, 2007

“Everything’s Cool”

In their signature upbeat comedic style, Daniel Gold and Judith Helfand weave an entertaining, character-driven, behind-the-scenes tale about the mother of all problems: global warming. Against a distinctly American backdrop […]

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October 18, 2007

“Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers”

During the last half-century, Cambodia has witnessed genocide, decades of war and the collapse of social order. Now, documentary filmmaker Rithy Panh looks at an irreparable tragedy that is less […]

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October 17, 2007

Marjorie Kelly

Marjorie Kelly is a Senior Associate at Tellus Institute and co-founder of Corporation 20/20, a project to create the vision and chart the course for the future corporation. Kelly was […]

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October 16, 2007

Chris Howard

Chris Howard graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Duke University in 1983 with a B.A. degree in History. He later earned his M.S. (1990) and Ph.D. (1993) […]

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October 11, 2007

“Waging a Living”

The term “working poor” should be an oxymoron. If you work full time, you should not be poor, but more than 30 million Americans — one in four workers — […]

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October 9, 2007

Stanley Aronowitz

Stanley Aronowitz has taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 1983, where he is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology. He received his B.A. at […]

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October 4, 2007

“Maxed Out”: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders

When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America’s Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality—America is not only far from the world’s wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering burden of […]

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October 2, 2007

David Grusky

Professor David Grusky is currently studying the rise and fall of social classes under advanced industrialism, the underlying structure of occupational segregation by race and sex, the sources of modern attitudes toward gender inequality, and long-term trends in patterns of occupational and geographic mobility.

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September 27, 2007

Born Rich

First-time filmmaker Jamie Johnson captures the rituals, worries and social customs of the young Trumps, Vanderbilts, Newhouses and Bloombergs in the documentary special, BORN RICH, a 2003 Sundance Film Festival […]

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September 25, 2007

Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein joined the Economic Policy Institute in 1992. He is the author of the new book, “All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy.” His areas of research include income inequality and mobility, trends in employment and earnings, low-wage labor markets and poverty, international comparisons, and the analysis of federal and state economic policies. Between 1995 and 1996, he held the post of deputy chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.

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September 20, 2007

Manufactured Landscapes

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines […]

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