Book Club: Alienated America

This is a past event

14 people went

6925 Maple St NW

6925 Maple St NW · Washington, DC

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We'll meet in the lobby of my building, then go up to the rooftop lounge.

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Hi all -- Sorry, I've been remiss in scheduling our next book club meeting . I was going to ask for book recommendations for next month, but decided to assign one this time so those who would like to attend can get started on it. I chose Alienated America by Timothy P. Carney, which looks sort of like ethnography combined with data on the dissolution of American communities, along with examples of how people around the country are trying restore the social fabric. I was talking about Hillbilly Elegy with someone, and they recommended this book to me.

BUT -- please send suggestions for our summer readings! I'd like to shift to books/articles/reports that are less about diagnosing the problem of political polarization and more about examples of ways people are trying to overcome it. (Thank you to Rachel and Jason for attending last Saturday and talking about their experience at a Better Angels meeting.)

We'll meet on Saturday May 18th, location TBA. We only had five people attend last week, but I heard from a couple of others that they couldn't get there because they were stuck in traffic. Sorry! Let's look for a meeting place that's a little less tourist-centric for our spring/summer meetings. Maybe an outdoor location...I personally love Virginia wineries and would love to meet at one of those if others are amenable to the idea. Any other suggestions would be welcome!

Thanks all -- hope to see you next month.