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Political Book Club

Monday, May 22, 2023, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
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Political Book Club
Registration is not Required
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PBC - The book for May 29, 2023 is After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics by Will Bunch (August 2022, 320 pages) The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents a deeply researched look at the broken state of higher education in America and how we can work towards a new model. Today there are two tribes—the resentful “non-college” crowd and their diploma-bearing yet increasingly disillusioned adversaries. This traces the history of college in the U.S., beginning with the first technical schools, through the landmark GI Bill, and the culture wars of the 60’s and 70’s. We see how resentment of college-educated elites morphed into a rejection of knowledge and how the explosion in student loan debt fueled major social movements.
The only requirement to join the book club discussion is that each participant has read
the book. The standard format consists of each person giving a brief (1-2 minute)
statement concerning the book’s overall impressions and implications. This segment is
followed by group questions and discussions of the material. If you would like to join the
book club, or want to submit the title of books you are interested in reading and
discussing, or if you would like any other information about the book club, please
contact .
LTP: At 4:15 pm, those who have not read the book can join the group to share
thoughts, concerns, insights, and predilections about current political and societal events. As one member stated, we can talk about “those issues which keep you awake
at night.” Everyone has a chance to speak, while we all listen. Topics for discussion
usually evolve from the group concerns. Whatever your political persuasion, you are
welcome to join this accepting and respectful group.