Ganesh Sitaraman: The Crisis of the Middle Class Constitution

Thursday June 15: 7:30PM 8:30PM

“Ganesh Sitaraman is a bold and visionary thinker whose new book, The Crisis of the Middle Class Constitution, shows that the disappearing American dream is more than a policy problem—it is a constitutional crisis. In our age of growing inequality, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Every American needs to read this book.” — Senator Elizabeth Warren

Like the work of Robert Reich, Joseph Stiglitz, and Thomas Piketty, THE CRISIS OF THE MIDDLE CLASS CONSTITUTION: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic by Ganesh Sitaraman is an original, provocative contribution to the debate over rising economic inequality. Sitaraman argues that economic inequality is more than just a moral or economic problem; it threatens the very core of our constitutional system.

A former policy director and senior counsel for Elizabeth Warren and now a law professor at Vanderbilt and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Sitaraman believes that the disappearance of the American middle class in the last two decades has greater consequences for our democracy than we’ve ever understood.

Today, Sitaraman says Americans face a choice: will we accept rising economic inequality—and risk oligarchy—or will we rebuild the middle class and reclaim our republic?

Join us for a conversation and signing to follow. This event will be located in Strand's 3rd Floor Rare Book Room.

Ganesh Sitaraman is an Associate Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He has been a longtime advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren, serving as her policy director and senior counsel. Sitaraman has commented on foreign and domestic policy in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, and The Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of The Counterinsurgent's Constitution: Law in the Age of Small Wars, which won the Palmer Prize for Civil Liberties in 2013. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor on the Harvard Law Review.

This event is free to attend. Reserve a copy of The Crisis of the Middle Class Constitution here! The event will take place in the Strand's Rare Book Room on the third floor at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.