How Can You Think That?
Are you frustrated by the current level of political discussion and the polarization of opinions?
There must be a better way to discuss politics than what we see on the internet and television or hear in shouting matches between people who disagree with each other.
Our political book club members are interested in bridging political divides and having intelligent, civilized conversations about why conservatives and liberals often find it hard to meet on common ground.
We are a diverse group of people from a variety of backgrounds and ways of thinking.
Every month, we feature a new book as our basis for discussion.
January 28: UTOPIA FOR REALISTS, by Rutger Bregman
• Sunday Times Bestseller
• Every milestone of civilization – from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy – was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a 15-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime.
• From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left- right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.
|When:||4th Tuesday of the month.|
|Time:||1:00 - 3:00 PM|
|Dates:||2020 Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26|
|Where:||cSpace, Treehouse Meeting Room, 4th floor|
|1721 - 29 Ave. SW|
|Facilitator:||Jim Conway, retired Calgary lawyer|
|[Julie Sedivy, a Calgary-based writer & language scientist, an adjunct associate professor at the University of Calgary has provided assistance in organizing the book club]|
|Maximum:||12 participants with "drop ins" welcome *|
* Before you register you must be a member of CALL.