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Book Group: Future Books

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FUTURE BOOKS and RECOMMENDATIONS Click on the book title below for additional information, images, comments, and maybe even links about the book. To send a book recommendation directly to the book group leader, click here. We are group #17 at Bloomsbury’s if you choose to get your books there.

09/18/2017 - 2:00pm Jeff Ctr Book Grp: Seven Bad Ideas: How mainstream economists have damaged America and the World

Location: Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory

From the former economics columnist for Harper’s and The New York Times (Jeff Madrick), a bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world.

10/16/2017 - 2:00pm Jeff Ctr Book Grp: Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the dawn of the Global World

Location: Jeff Center in the Old Ashland Armory

The following (footnotes and citations removed) is from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermeer%27s_Hat:

11/20/2017 - 2:00pm Jeff Ctr Book Grp: Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony

Location: Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory

Over the centuries, Christianity has accomplished much which is deserving of praise. Its institutions have fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless, and advocated for the poor. Christian faith has sustained people through crisis and inspired many to work for social justice.

12/18/2017 - 2:00pm Jeff Ctr Book Grp: Bright-sided: How positive thinking is undermining America

Location: Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory

Americans are a "positive" people -- cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: This is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive is the key to getting success and prosperity. Or so we are told.

01/15/2018 - 2:00pm Jeff Ctr Book Grp: NO is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

Location: Jefferson Center in the Old Ashland Armory

“This is one attempt to uncover how we got to this surreal political moment. It is also an attempt to predict how, under cover of shocks and crises, it could get a lot worse. And it’s a plan for how, if we keep our heads, we might just be able to flip the script and arrive at a radically better future.”
–From the Introduction

01/10/2100 - 1:00pm Book Group RECOMMENDATION: TBA