CSWAC BOOK CLUB
Purpose: A members-only group that explores non-fiction and fiction books relating to current topics of interest and books authored by CSWAC speakers
Eligibility: The CSWAC Book Club membership is currently capped, but a new book club can be started with interested members.
- Current Book Club: 15 (optimal size)
- Additional book club(s), appealing to additional members or specific communities of interest, may be formed
Structure: Monthly potluck dinner hosted at the homes of Book Club members
Discussion Leaders: One Book Club member volunteers to moderate the discussion for each book
How Democracies Die, by Steven Levitsky and Jason Ziblatt.
A reminder: the first part of this book is a discussion of the fragility of democratic states, with examples of failures. The second part of the book identifies specific behaviors and actions of the current administration that, the authors believe, strain the guardrails of American democracy. As always, our discussion should be both substantive and respectful of opposing points-of-view.
Next Meeting: Thursday, February 20, 2020 – 5:00 pm
Next Host(s): Home of Carol Schreuder & Abe Minzer
Sign-Up: Terry Johnson | firstname.lastname@example.org | (719) 219-6710
Previous Book Selections:
- Viewing/discussion of the film The Laundromat
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
- AI Super-Powers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order’ by Kai-Fu Lee.
- Member’s Choice materials on contemporary issues in sub-Saharan Africa
- Your Loyal and Loving Son, by Horst Fuchs Richardson
- The Perfect Weapon, by David E. Sanger
- Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (international Women’s Day Discussion)
- Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder
- The Man Who Stayed Behind, by Sidney Rittenberg and Amanda Bennett
- The Orphan Master’s Son: A Novel, by Adam Johnson