Sat, Aug 28|
Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park
Sowell Brothers: A Friendly Discussion Group on the Works of Thomas Sowell (3rd Edition)
A friendly once per month reading and discussion group for the works of Economist and Cultural Critic, Thomas Sowell. The third book is "Black Rednecks and White Liberals."
Time & Location
Aug 28, 2021, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park, 335 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
About the event
Welcome Sowell Brothers!
Welcome to the second monthly get together for Sowell Brothers, a reading and discussion group for works by the author, Thomas Sowell. Thomas Sowell is an out of the box thinker, challenging public conceptions on race, politics and culture. He is currently a Senior Fellow of Public Policy at the Hoover Insitution and has published dozens of books. Many of these books are available on Audio and free through the public library system. Our first book will be "Black Rednecks and White Liberals."
Our discussion will take place in the Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park. It's secluded and private which means it can be a bit tricky to find. I urge you to bring blankets for sitting on as well as drinks/snacks. We'll start with a brief introduction at 2 PM and get into a friendly discussion shortly afterward. Notes are lovely, but not needed. You're welcome to bring well behaved pets, friends and significant others. All perspectives are welcome on the condition of good faith and calm condition (good vibes).
Please be curtious to others in speech and distancing. For questions, reach out to Ari@AriZahav.com.
All the best,
Black Rednecks and White Liberals
This book challenges many assumptions about blacks, Jews, Germans, slavery, and education. Plainly written and backed with documented facts, it takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, Sowell presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends, and presents insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity--a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks. One essay presents a jolting re-examination of the tragic institution of slavery and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today. Another explores the reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world. --From publisher description.
San Francisco Public Library access print and audio: