This book club will focus (at least initially) on books that take a look at the problem of hyper-partisanship in the U.S., and how Americans can escape -- or at least mitigate -- the problems it has created. We can also read about and discuss corollary topics like income inequality, race relations, media fragmentation, etc. The goal is to have hopeful, informed conversations about how the country can reverse the trend toward greater divisiveness we've been seeing. Anyone who finds this topic interesting or appealing should join!
We had some great conversation in our first meeting around problems with the American political system that contribute to hyper-partisanship and gridlock. For our second meeting we'll focus on political orientations within the U.S. population by discussing Hidden Tribes, a recent report from the non-profit group More In Common. You can download it for free at https://hiddentribes.us/download-report/. We'll meet at Teaism in Penn Quarter again, on Saturday, Feb. 9, 3:00-4:30 pm. See you there!