At long last, the time has arrived! The first Readers’ Circle book discussion begins now! I’ll be here until about 11 pm ET.
If you haven’t read the book, you can still join in. The Cliffs Notes version can be obtained via the links below:
This video is about 45 minutes long, the author begins about 3 minutes in, and he outlines the main themes of the book:
These articles also discuss the main argument of the book:
Questions to get us started:
Do you have a favorite/most apt/most resonating quote from the book (or aspect of his argument) to share? What is it, and why did you choose it?
Is there anything you found particularly surprising? Disappointing? Maddening?
What does the party’s turn from the working class say about the value our society places on manual vs “knowledge” labor? I’ve heard my students use the expression, “Work smarter, not harder!” to explain why they believe everyone can escape manual labor through education!
What book would you like to read next?