WHAT: Digging Deeper LXIX: Obama's Challenge
WHO: Led by Mark Jensen
WHEN: Monday, January 19, 2009 -- 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mandolin Café, 3923 South 12th St., Tacoma, WA 98405
United for Peace
of Pierce County
January 19, 2009
UFPPC study circle
DIGGING DEEPER LXIX: Obama's Challenge
On Jan. 19, the eve of the inauguration, Digging Deeper will examine Robert Kuttner’s Obama's Challenge: America's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency (Chelsea Green, 2008). Kuttner's book is “about how great presidents overcome great crises” and "what Barack Obama will have to do to redeem his own promise and the promise of America."
Since July 2004, United for Peace of Pierce County has been conducting “Digging Deeper,” a Monday-evening book discussion group, often in the form of a study circle. Topics have included peak oil, climate change, the corporation, torture, Iran, U.S.-Iran relations, the writings of Robert Baer, Islam, American immigration policy, Barack Obama and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Saul Alinsky’s life and writings, war and human nature, parallels between the U.S. and ancient Rome, the sustainability revolution, resource issues, and the debt crisis, as well as abiding themes of war, peace, politics, and social change. Occasionally, the group has spent several weeks reading longer works, like Daniel Yergin’s The Prize or Robert Fisk’s The Great War for Civilisation.
DIGGING DEEPER meets every Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Mandolin Café, 3923 S. 12th St., Tacoma, WA.