Monthly Meeting: California Politics

Hello Everybody,

 

Last week's meeting on San Diego local politics was a big success!  In keeping with the "local politics" theme, David and I have decided to dedicate this coming month's reading to state politics, specifically exploring the unique challenges California government and governance has offered its residents.  We will be reading

 

"California: America's High-Stakes Experiment" by Peter Schrag

(http://www.amazon.com/California-High-Stakes-Experiment-Peter-Schrag/dp/0520254058/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1373843443&sr=8-3&keywords=peter+schrag)

 

Because this book is somewhat long at over 300 pages, we only be assigning one book for this month.  Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting!

 

Neil

 

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  • Michael C.

    This meetup made my weekend.

    August 11, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Y'all look like a very interesting group. I look forward to meeting everyone.

    August 10, 2013

  • David G.

    I hope this month's book on California's problems provides a great makes clear the similarity between the state's many problems and those of San Diego politics from our last meeting. To me they are striking. In case you've had trouble finishing Schrage's books, here are a few articles and videos to help you understand what he's talking about:

    1. 10-minute C-SPAN video presentation by Schrag on his book: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/192249-12

    2. Review of his earlier, 1998 book on CA's troubles: http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/05/03/reviews/980503.03lemannt.html

    3. 2012 article by Schrage on the futility of all the recent good government reform efforts in the state.

    See you all there. Be thinking of ideas for September.

    1 · August 6, 2013

    • John W

      Suggestions for September: (a) Class Matters, by Bill Keller and New York Times (b) Ordinary Injustice, by Amy Bach.

      August 7, 2013

    • David G.

      1 · August 7, 2013

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