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Greylock Together Book Group

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As for March, we decided to vote on a selection from the category of Media/Fake News.  The choices are the following:
1. The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time, Brooke Gladstone (96 pp)— Drawing on writers as diverse as Hannah Arendt, Philip Dick and Jonathan Swift, Gladstone (NPR’s “On the Media”) writes about the vulnerability of reality in the age of Trump in which lying is the point.

2. Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era, Daniel Levitin (314 pp) — Winner of the 2016 Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction — The fundamental ,lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now.

3. The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote, Sharyl Attkisson (304 pp) — This investigative reporter shares her inside knowledge, revealing how the Smear takes shape, who its perpetrators are, exposing their tactics and their access to those who are corrupting the political process.

4. Lies Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics, Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America (258 pp) — an investigation of the history of organized misinformation in politics and how it has crippled legislative progress on issues such as gun control, climate change, abortion, immigration, etc.
5. The Influencing MachineBrooke Gladstone (208 pp) — written in comic form.  NPR’s “On the Media” Brooke Gladstone guides us through the complexities of the modern media.

Book club dates through August 2017 are: Thursdays, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 14, July 19, August 16. We meet from 7-8:30 at Congregation Beth Israel in N. Adams.

All are welcome to attend the Book Group, whether you have read the book or not!

You must RSVP in advance:  Pam Wax (pwax@bcn.net)

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Organizer

Greylock Together

Venue

Congregation Beth Israel
53 Lois St.
North Adams, MA 01247
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