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Crossing Party Lines: Portland, OR
CPL BOOK CLUB — “How To Think”
Join us to introduce our January BOOK CLUB selection with a focus on critical thinking:
HOW TO THINK by Alan Jacobs
A Survival Guide for a World at Odds.
A contrarian treatise on why we’re not as good at thinking as we assume — but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life.
“Jacobs nicely shows how our thinking processes emerge from emotional life and moral character. If your heart and soul are twisted, your response to the world will be, too. He argues that by diagnosing our own ills, we can begin to combat them.”
Participants receive a brief primer that introduces the author and lays out the book’s main points to fuel our thinking and energize engagement.
One-hour Zoom session.
About the CPL BOOK CLUB
Discover the books people are reading to cross party lines.
As much as we might love other media forms, it’s reading good books that best helps us understand the world. Extended prose is the most effective way to communicate complex ideas. That makes sharing a book with friends such a rich and rewarding experience — especially when we see things differently.
Introducing the CPL BOOK CLUB: a space to discover the joys of reading with others who want to bridge our differences and explore issues that divide us. Each month we take up a book that provides a platform for warm and engaging conversation. Participants receive a brief primer that introduces the author and lays out the book’s main points to fuel our thinking and energize engagement.
MEETS WEDNESDAYS @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
TWICE MONTHLY VIA ZOOM
One Hour Book Introduction (1st Weds)
Two Hour Book Conversation (4th Weds)
CPL BOOK CLUB — SEASON ONE
How To Think by Alan Jacobs
How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram Kendi
False Black Power? by Jason Riley
Apocalypse Never by Michael Shellenberger
Against Empathy by Paul Bloom
The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianof and Jonathan Haidt
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”