This week on The Stacks Book Club, activist and organizer Harris Cohn is back to chat about How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. This book was recently featured by Barack Obama on his Facebook page, as a book that speaks to the current moment in the United States. President Obama says it “is a useful primer on the importance of norms, institutional restraints and civic participation in maintaining a democracy – and how quickly those things can erode when we’re not paying attention. There are no spoilers this week, instead you get a civics lesson with lots to discuss.
- How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
- Swing by Kwame Alexander
- Barack Obama’s Facebook Book Recommendations (October 12, 2018)
- “Do Migrant Teenagers Have Abortion Rights? Two Volatile Issues Collide in Court” (Robert Pear, New York Times)
- The 13th (Netflix)
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- The Legacy Museum
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- National Museum African American History and Culture (Washington DC)
- DeRay McKesson
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