Category: Book Recommendations

LJDC October 2019 – Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations Permanent Record, by Edward SnowdenMetropolitan Books (September 17, 2019) 352 Pages Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his

LJDC September 2019 – Book Recommendations

This Month’s Book Recommendations Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul HawkenPublisher: Penguin Books (April 18, 2017) 256 PagesThe 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and

August’19 Books

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World,by Anand Giridharadas Knopf; First Edition, First Printing edition (August 28, 2018) 304 PagesThe New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite’s efforts to “change the world” preserve the status

LJDC Monthly Meeting – July

The LJDC Monthly MeetingSunday, July 14, 2019 2 – 4:30 pm PROGRAM: The Case Against Expanding the San Diego Convention Center SPEAKER: Cory Briggs The initiative to expand the convention center will be on the  Primary Ballot in March, in

June ’19 Books

This Month’s Book Recommendations Our History Is the Future – Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous ResistanceBy Nick EstesPublished by Verso (Mar 05, 2019) 320 PagesHow two centuries of Indigenous resistance created the movement

May ’19 Books

This Month’s Book Recommendations Against Charity, by Julie Wark and Daniel RaventosAK Press (January 9th 2018)Charity is not a gift. Gift-giving implies reciprocity, an ongoing relationship. When requital is impossible, the act of giving remains outside mutual ties and charity

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April’19 Books

The Making Of Donald Trump, by David Cay Johnston Melville House (August 2, 2016)The culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, this in-depth report by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at

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March’19 Books

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future, by David Wallace-WellsPublisher: Allen Lane (May 7, 2019)The signs of climate change are unmistakable even today, but the real transformations have hardly begun. For a generation, we’ve been taught that warming was a

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Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf Feb. 2019

Marcia Bookstein’s Bookshelf On page 262 of Capital in the 21st Century there are two of the most important sentences I’ve ever read: “…it is essential to be aware of these things: the historical reduction of inequalities of wealth is

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February’19 Books

What Does It Mean to be White?,  by Robin DiAngeloPeter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers; Revised edition (June 15, 2016)This is an outstanding (and readable) analysis of whiteness, from incisive and wide-ranging critiques of how white folks deflect, deny, and

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