You're scared and confused. We're scared and confused, too. Donald Trump winning the election on a platform of racism, sexism, and fear has forced all of us to admit what we don't know. What happens now? The Seattle Review of Books and Seattle Weekly are hosting Reading Through It, a monthly book club exploring who we are as Americans, where we're going, and how to fix it. The only cure for fear and confusion is knowledge, so let's learn together.
Our May selection is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt. Why can't political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? Social psychologist Haidt explores the origins of divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
Every month our selected title is discounted 20% through the date of the book club. All are welcome, no purchase required.