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May Book Club! Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit and the Promise of Occupy

Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street by Todd Gitlin

This is available as an ebook online for about $9, and in print for about $11. There are a few library copies floating around the bay area. As always Books Inc. provides a 15% discount to book club members. We will focus on select chapters: the preface, Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 15, and 17.

Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street. Todd Gitlin

The Occupy Wall Street movement arose out of a widespread desire of ordinary Americans to change a political system in which the moneyed “1%” of the nation controls the workings of the government. In Occupy Nation, social historian Todd Gitlin—a former leader of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who stood at the forefront of the birth of the New Left and the student protests of the 1960s and ’70s—offers a unique overview of one of the most rapidly growing yet misunderstood social revolutions in modern history. Occupy Nation is a concise and incisive look at the Occupy movement at its pivotal moment, as it weighs its unexpected power and grapples with its future mission.



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  • Karen R.

    Great discussion. Very interesting to hear everyone's views. Sorry that I'm probably going to be out of town for the next book club meetup.

    1 · May 14, 2013

    • Pamela L.

      Thanks for coming, Karen, and for bringing Arthur. Look fwd to seeing you at a future Meetup.

      May 14, 2013

  • Chuck B.

    Sorry to miss ya. Didn't get a chance to read this book.

    May 14, 2013

  • Pamela L.

    I'd love to read Citizenville for a future book club (in a couple of months when the demand at libraries dies down :)

    May 11, 2013

  • Ed

    Hi All, not sure that I can make this discussion, but there is a very relevant lecture being given at Stanford on Thursday:

    Since the Occupy movement is invested in politically reversing inequality (as signified by the 1% moniker), I believe a discussion on the economics of inequality would better inform the wider question on how to actually go about the course of correcting it.

    Anyway, just passing on the info to likely interested folks, hope to see some of you there!

    May 11, 2013

    • Pamela L.

      Sounds like a great lecture but I can't make it. The book is very interesting - I def recommend reading it!

      May 11, 2013

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