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A Close Reading by Leo Tolstoy of POVERTY, BY AMERICA

Date:
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
David Giesen
Email:
Phone:
415-948-4265
Location Details:

Matthew Desmond's POVERTY, BY AMERICA was a San Francisco One City, One Book selection some months back. Chapter 7 opens with an anecdote about Leo Tolstoy and his encounter with urban poverty in 1881. Desmond misses a real chance to make his book compelling because he leaves us without the public policy analysis and prescription that Tolstoy served up after the Russian author read San Francisco author Henry George.

Join an "In Citeful Book Club" close reading of Desmond's Chapter 7 to discover what the Princeton sociology dilettante deprived his would-do-well readers of, namely Tolstoy's real McCoy message.

In Citeful Book Club: always free, always freeing.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jun 23, 2024 7:05PM
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