BOOK CLUB






INCO Book Club
Thursday, September 28, at 6:30 pm, in Astoria


All INCO members are invited to attend the monthly book group for lively discussion of our shared reading. This month's book is NO IS NOT ENOUGH, by Naomi Klein, which is available in paperback. For location and more info, contact catladyjoan@gmail.com

From Amazon:
“This is one attempt to uncover how we got to this surreal political moment. It is also an attempt to predict how, under cover of shocks and crises, it could get a lot worse. And it’s a plan for how, if we keep our heads, we might just be able to flip the script and arrive at a radically better future.”
–From the Introduction

Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. His reckless agenda—including a corporate coup in government, aggressive scapegoating and warmongering, and sweeping aside climate science to set off a fossil fuel frenzy—will generate waves of disasters and shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment.

Acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and “brand bullies.” From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half-century—the very conditions that have unleashed a rising tide of white nationalism the world over. It is not enough, she tells us, to merely resist, to say “no.” Our historical moment demands more: a credible and inspiring “yes,” a roadmap to reclaiming the populist ground from those who would divide us—one that sets a bold course for winning the fair and caring world we want and need.

This timely, urgent book from one of our most influential thinkers offers a bracing positive shock of its own, helping us understand just how we got here, and how we can, collectively, come together and heal.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent.


1 comment:

  1. Lessons from ON TYRANNY – INCO Book Club

    Members of the INCO Book Club read a fascinating new book, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” by Timothy Snyder, at their first meeting on July 10. They identified these lessons as most significant or timely:
    • 3. Beware the one-party state. Hitler never had a majority vote, but he co-opted other small parties to establish a one-party State. We’re vulnerable now with neither of our major parties being highly regarded.
    • 10. Believe in truth. To abandon truth is to abandon freedom. This is “magical thinking.” Also “post-truth is pre-fascism.”
    • 13. Practice corporeal politics. Get outside. Put your body in unfamiliar places and among groups that were not previously your friends. March! Demonstrate!
    • 18. Be calm when the unthinkable happens. Tyranny is fear management. They use these events to consolidate power. Don’t fall for it even if you’re fearful and it’s difficult.
    • 19. Be a patriot. The president is a nationalist, not a patriot. He encourages us to be our worse, then calls us the best. A nationalist has no universal ethics, values or aesthetic. A patriot wants the nation to live up to its ideals and be our best selves.

    The book club’s next book is “The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology” by Erich Fromm. Although this book was published in 1968 – nearly 50 years ago - it reads as if it were just published!

    For information about the next meeting – Thursday, August 24, at 6:30 pm – and for getting a copy of the book, contact Carolyn Eady at cebeady@outlook.com.






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