As a former contributing editor for Rolling Stone
, and as an author of multiple best-selling non-fiction books, Matt Taibbi has demonstrated an ability to delve into key institutions and events that shape our country's collective brain, uncovering startling facts and offering up new ways to look at the challenges of modern life and politics. In his book Griftopia
, he took aim at Goldman Sachs and other predatory investment banks. The Great Derangement
explored paranoia and political exploitation in the post-9/11 era. His new book The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
talks about two troubling trends in America: mass incarceration and increasing financial inequality. It's a gripping look at how the crimes of the rich are rewarded and poverty is criminalized. Taibbi will read from The Divide
, take questions from the audience and sign books, which will be for sale after the program.
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