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Current Events Reading Group

Next Meeting - Monday, September 18 at 7:30 pm

The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View
by Ellen Meiksins Wood

The Current Events Reading Group is dedicated to reading and discussing works of nonfiction pertinent to the pressing issues of our day.  Topics we explore include: race, class, gender, debt, work, the environment, politics, technology and media, imperialism, post-colonialism, organizing and activism, culture, and aesthetics.

We want this group to empower readers to become more informed, engaged, and connected to both each other and society at large.  We hope this can be a space for respectful, honest, complex thought and discussion.  Both when speaking and listening, members are invited to be generous, open, and considerate. We are committed to making these meetings safe, non-hierarchical, and free of conversions or corrections. 

All who wish to join us in this spirit are welcome! To be added to our mailing list email: jake@skylightbooks.com

Those purchasing "The Origin of Capitalism" for the meeting are entitled to a 15% discount. Please mention the reading group's name at check out.

Below are books we've read previously:

The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781786630681
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Verso - May 2nd, 2017

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551526430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 4th, 2016

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553447453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780822360407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Duke University Press - August 7th, 2015

Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780679721130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989

Women, Race, & Class Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394713519
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Books USA - February 12th, 1983

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781451697391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2015

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781620402528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - April 5th, 2016

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807057834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501126345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - August 2nd, 2016