5,305Sep 12, 2012
Book Discussion on Occupy the Economy
Richard Wolff and David Barsamian talked about the economic crisis and argued that it can be traced back to the 1970s, when the economic system shifted from benefiting a vast majority of Americans ...
3,999Mar 17, 2011
Book Discussion on 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
Ha-Joon Chang Chang takes a critical look at capitalism, which he says is the worst economic system in the world, except for all the others. He spoke at City Lights Bookstore in San ...
2,992Jun 23, 2010
Book Discussion on Colorblind
Author Tim Wise debates the racial meaning, if any, of the election of Barack Obama. He suggests that American society may be farther away from racial equity than many would think. The ...
1,201Feb 24, 2011
Book Discussion on Smoking Typewriters
Historian John McMillian recounts the underground newspapers of the 1960s and their affect on the political movements of their time. The author profiles many of the publications, including the ...
1,080Mar 30, 2011
Book Discussion on Crossing Zero
In their book Crossing Zero The Afpak War at the Turning Point of American Empire (City Lights), Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald take a critical look at U.S. policy towards Afghanistan ...
1,054Feb 5, 2009
Book Discussion on Blank Spots on the Map
Trevor Paglen talked and presented slides about his book, Blank Spots on the Map (Dutton Adult; February 5, 2009). He profiles secret U.S. government installations that range from a weapons ...
1,002Jan 23, 2013
Book Discussion on The Terror Factory
Trevor Aaronson talked about his book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism, in which he said that since September 11, 2001, the FBI had built up a network ...
965Apr 22, 2009
After Words with Mark Rudd
Mark Rudd talked about his memoir Underground: My Life with SDS and the Weathermen (William Morrow; March 24, 2009). Mr. Rudd recounts his role as the chairman of the Columbia chapter of ...
793Nov 15, 2012
Book Discussion on Black Fire
Author Robert Graysmith talks about his book, Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-era San Francisco, in which he recalls ...
756Dec 5, 2005
Book Discussion on Kill the Indian, Save the Man: American Indian Residential Schools
Ward Churchill talked about his book Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools, published by City Lights Publishers. The author talked ...
281Jan 27, 2009
Book Discussion on The War Comes Home
Aaron Glantz talked about and read from his book The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans (University of California Press; January 15, 2009). The author ...
190May 17, 2008
Book Discussion on The Black Panther Party
David Hilliard, founding member of the Black Panther Party, read selections from The Black Panther Party, which he edited. The book provides a detailed account of the social programs ...
129Nov 2, 2006
Book Discussion on Torture Taxi
Trevor Paglen and A.C. Thompson talked about their book, Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights, published by Melville House. They talked about the Central ...
33Jun 27, 2006
Book Discussion on The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
Lewis Busbee talked about his book The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, published by Graywolf Press. In the book, Mr. Buzbee detailed his life-long love of books. Mr. Buzbee ...