Critic Anand Giridharadas demystifies the rise of the thought leader, artist Chris Vargas rememorializes the Stonewall riots and your host clears up which side of the YouTube platform he stands on.
For many years Anand Giridharadas participated in the world of thought leaders, he did his TED Talk, he was a fellow at the Aspen Institute but in his new book, Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, he explains how the game is rigged and the thought leader is expected to prop up a WIN WIN ideology that only benefits the rich.
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Absorbed by Institutions
The artist Chris Vargas has always thought the Gay Liberation Monument in Christopher Park was ridiculous as a memorial to the Stonewall riots. When offered the chance to make the Stonewall Re-Memorialization Project at the New Museum, Chris has to figure out how to do institutional critique in an institution.