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February 28th, 2017

Regarding his picks, Peter writes: "How does economic stagnation lead to intolerance and reactionary rage? Why have both capitalism and government planning failed to spark economic growth? What is life actually like in 'the inner cities'? And what can we learn from a model of true resistance to racist authoritarianism?"

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February 27th, 2017

Carolyn Purnell is a French historian who received her PhD from the University of Chicago. Recently, she visited the Co-op to discuss her new book, The Sensational Past: How the Enlightenment Changed the Way We Use Our Senses. The books on her list have, in her words, "...

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February 25th, 2017

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February 24th, 2017

Thomas M. Grace is a professor of history at Erie Community College. A 1972 graduate of Kent State University, he earned a PhD in history from SUNY Buffalo after many years as a social worker and union representative. He is the author of Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties, and will...

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February 23rd, 2017

Bill Ayers is an activist, teacher, and scholar, and the host of our ongoing series Fresh Ayers. On Fri. 2/24 6pm at 57th Street, he will join author Thomas M. Grace to discuss...

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February 22nd, 2017

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February 22nd, 2017

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February 19th, 2017

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd: 

This book taught me to think critically about the world by first thinking critically about my own life and my own experience. Kidd's biographical account of her feminine spiritual awakening resonated with my own experience, and taught me that reading can unlock entire parts of your experience that have been dying to surface, but have never had the...

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