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By Shamus Rahman Khan

As essentially the most prestigious excessive colleges within the kingdom, St. Paul's institution in harmony, New Hampshire, has lengthy been the specific area of America's wealthiest sons. yet instances have replaced. this day, a brand new elite of girls and boys is being molded at St. Paul's, one who displays the desire of openness but additionally the endurance of inequality. In Privilege, Shamus Khan returns to his alma mater to supply an within examine an establishment that has been the personal realm of the elite for the prior one hundred fifty years. He exhibits that St. Paul's scholars keep learning what they constantly have--how to include privilege. but, whereas scholars as soon as leveraged the trimmings of upper-class entitlement, relations connections, and excessive tradition, present St. Paul's scholars learn how to reach a extra varied atmosphere. To be the longer term leaders of a extra democratic global, they need to be comfortable with every little thing from intellectual paintings to daily life--from Beowulf to Jaws--and view hierarchies as ladders to scale. via deft portrayals of the relationships between scholars, school, and employees, Khan indicates how individuals of the recent elite face the outlet of society whereas nonetheless protecting the benefits that let them to rule.

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