Archive for April, 2009

Chapter One from Lost in the Meritocracy by Walter Kirn

April 30th, 2009

Lost in the Meritocracy reckons up the costs of a system where the point is simply to keep accumulating points and never to look back—or within. It’s a remarkable book that suggests the first step toward intellectual fulfillment is getting off the treadmill that is the American meritocracy.

Download the first chapter from the book. Also, friend Walter Kirn on Facebook.