What we're about

Are you passionate about politics and policy? Tired of talking only to those you agree with? Our public policy book club aspires to be a nonpartisan, all-inclusive group--liberals, conservatives, libertarians, progressives, anarchists and any we're missing--all welcome. We'll agree on books and meet monthly for an informed, civil, non adhominem discussion of the issues.

Books we've read so far:

The Righteous Mind


The New Jim Crow

The Sixth Extinction

Beautiful Souls

Big Data

and more (see our "Photos" page)

Upcoming events (1)

January Book Club Meeting: 1/22, 6 p.m. at Rough Draft Bar & Books

Hi everyone: Thanks to everyone who came out last night for the holiday dinner. The book that we voted on for our January discussion (1/22, 6-7:30 p.m.) is The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Government Segregated America. If you’re someone who like most of us doesn’t get enough time to read, here’s an option: read a few reviews of the book, which is always enough to participate in the discussion. Here are a few: • https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/20/books/review/richard-rothstein-color-of-law-forgotten-history.html • https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2017/05/richard-rothsteins-the-color-of-law-reviewed.html • http://www.ajeforum.com/book-review-the-color-of-law-a-forgotten-history-of-how-our-government-segregated-america/ If possible, I encourage you to buy the book through our host Rough Draft (if they have it, which I assume they do). And if you’re planning ahead to make a purchase through Rough Draft, the book we picked for February is The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside the Supreme Court’s Assault on the Constitution. Also, in the last few minutes of our discussion, we’ll vote on November and January’s books. (In December, we have our annual holiday book club dinner.) A list of those under consideration is here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/bookshelf/395286-kingston-ny-s-policy-politics-book-club And finally, to add to our list of books for consideration, go to this link and click “bookshelf” (or just email me the title(s) and I’ll add): https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/395286-kingston-ny-s-policy-politics-book-club?invite_token=MzY1YWUwZDAtY2I1YS00NmRlLWJmNzktNTFhMTk3ZDkzNGJl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroup Thanks! Steven

Past events (38)

December Book Club Holiday Dinner: 12/18, 6 p.m.

Santa Fe Restaurant

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