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Politically Inspired Book Club

The Politically Inspired Book Club

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 PM
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We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982129972
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - November 5th, 2019

March 2020 Selection:

"The breakout star of the new activists." --The Economist

"If Democrats are able to retake the House in 2018, it will be a victory built from Greenberg and Levin's blueprint." --Politico

"One of the biggest successes so far this year...Indivisible has played a leading role in turning out voters at congressional town halls to voice their opposition." --The New York Times

" The centerpiece of a robust new grassroots machinery." --Rolling Stone

This is a story of democracy under threat. It's the story of a movement rising up to respond. And it's a story of what comes next.

Shortly after Trump's election, two outraged former congressional staffers wrote and posted a tactical guide to resisting the Trump agenda. This Google Doc entitled "Indivisible" was meant to be read by friends and family. No one could have predicted what happened next. It went viral, sparking the creation of thousands of local Indivisible groups in red, blue, and purple states, mobilizing millions of people and evolving into a defining movement of the Trump Era. From crowding town halls to killing TrumpCare to rallying around candidates to build the Blue Wave, Indivisibles powered the fight against Trump--and pushed the limits of what was politically possible.

In We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump, the (still-married!) co-executive directors of Indivisible tell the story of the movement. They offer a behind-the-scenes look at how change comes to Washington, whether Washington wants it or not. And they explain how we'll win the coming fight for the future of American democracy. We Are Indivisible isn't a book of platitudes about hope; it's a steely-eyed guide to people power--how to find it, how to build it, and how to use it to usher in the post-Trump era.


The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735213678
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Published: Portfolio - September 4th, 2018

January 2020 Selection: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong.

For all that's been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.

Instead of buying the myths these compa-nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they're almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world's first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal-lenge them?


Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250118134
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Published: Picador - March 14th, 2017

March 2019 SelectionA SCATHING LOOK AT THE STANDARD-BEARERS OF LIBERAL POLITICS--A BOOK THAT ASKS: WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH DEMOCRATS?

Hailed as "the most prescient book" of the year, Listen, Liberal accurately described what ailed the Democratic Party even before the election of 2016 made their weaknesses obvious. It is the story of how the "Party of the People" detached itself from its historic constituency among average Americans and chose instead to line up with the winners of our new economic order.

Now with a new afterword, Thomas Frank's powerful analysis offers the best diagnosis to date of the liberal malady. Drawing on years of research and firsthand reporting, Frank points out that the Democrats have over the last decades increasingly abandoned their traditional goals: expanding opportunity, fighting for social justice, and ensuring that workers get a fair deal. With sardonic wit and lacerating logic, he uncovers the corporate and cultural elitism that have largely eclipsed the party's old working- and middle-class commitment. And he warns that the Democrats' only chance of regaining their health and averting a future of ever-increasing inequality is a return to their historic faith.