Remove ads, unlock a dark mode theme, and get other perks by upgrading your account. Experience the website the way it's meant to be.

Politics Forum Reading Group

Discussion in 'Politics Forum' started by Melody Bot, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

    Politics Forum Reading Group
  2. Sophos


    Yeah let's do this
  3. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

    we need Dom! but hell yeah
  4. DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    I'm interested.
  5. Dominick

    Prestigious Prestigious

    What do you folks want to read?
  6. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

    I'm not sure. If we're doing an introduction to radical politics, it might not be a bad idea to start with something short & sweet like the manifesto, but I'm not sure if that's the direction people want to go.
  7. Dominick

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Well, if political philosophy is of interest, then we can make a small list of introductory texts, then democratically choose from them. Would that work?
  8. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

    Seems like a good idea, if that's the area people are interested in
  9. Dominick

    Prestigious Prestigious

  10. Wharf Rat

    I know a little something you won't ever know Prestigious

    If people are wanting to commit to something that long, for sure. If not, maybe a choice article or two from it?
  11. Dominick

    Prestigious Prestigious

    I figured that an essay or to could be picked, and then we can proceed from there. But, I'd be interested in hearing any other recommendations as well.
    DeviantRogue likes this.
  12. DarkHotline

    I’ll teach you to be happy! Prestigious

    Subbin. @Dominick, I've been re-reading The New Jim Crow, do you have recommendations on similar books?
  13. DeviantRogue

    Take arms, it'll all blow over Prestigious

    Essay or two a week depending on the length seems like a good pace.
    ChiliTacos likes this.
  14. Ben

    Trusted Prestigious

    I also like the idea of an essay or two each week, with maybe a full book every month or so.
  15. hauspunk


    I haven't read anything substantial in a minute need to jump back in.
  16. The_Effort

    Regular Supporter


    excited to learn some things in here.
  17. Dominick

    Prestigious Prestigious

  18. demandtheimpossible

    Resident Anti-Capitalist

    How about some Zizek?
  19. hauspunk


    no zizek imo
  20. hauspunk


    also LIES is incredible. have yet to read vol II, though my s/o has a copy
    Dominick likes this.
  21. lauren14


    Could we add thoughtful, non-election, news articles to the reading list? I've seen a few good pieces in the last two months that may be interesting; assuming they're still up.
    Dominick likes this.
  22. Trotsky


    Titles I hope to read this summer:

    Days and Nights of Love and War - Eduardo Galeano
    Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor - Paul Farmer
    The Memoirs of Richard Nixon
  23. Jake Gyllenhaal

    Any questions? Supporter

    Not so much politics but history related... anyone read Sarah Vowell? I only know her from Daily Show appearances. Are her books worth reading?
  24. moderndynamo

    bork bork

    Excited for this
  25. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    I don't know if anyone here is interested in learning about the origins of American Congressional gridlock and the poisonous political climate currently dominating our culture, but Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein's book It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With The New Politics of Extremism is a pretty enlightening read. Some pretty surprising things in that book that, when considered together, really do explain a lot of what is going on today in Washington, D.C.