ECSSV Book Club

Upcoming Books

Technology and the Virtues: A Philosophical Guide to a Future Worth WantingShannon Vallor4/22/2018Technology - Social Aspects
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us HookedAdam Alter5/27/2018Technology - Social Aspects
The Course of LoveAlain de Botton6/24/2018Fiction


Candidates for the future

Every month we discuss the top book from the list above in the ‘Upcoming Books’ list, and choose another new book to add (for 3 months time). To help choose, books that have been suggested are listed below.  (Email us with your suggestions to add to this list)

War is a force that gives us meaningChris Hedges
Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change ItDaniel Klein
On kindnessAdam Phillips; Barbara Taylor
Ending extreme inequalityScott J Myers-Lipton
In praise of idlenessBertrand Russell
The light of conscienceWilliam H Shore
Prisons we choose to live insideDoris Lessing
Why I Am Not a ChristianBertrand Russell
How We DieSherwin Nuland
The Evil We DoCarl Goldberg
The presentation of self in everyday lifeErving Goffman
Envy: A Theory of Social BehaviourHelmut SchoeckSocial Psychology
The Plot Against AmericaPhilip Roth
Facing Unpleasant FactsGeorge Orwell
Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?Michael Sandel
MortalityChristopher Hitchens
On TyrranyTimothy Snyder
Born on Third BaseChuck Collins
The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual EconomyPeter Temin
The Death of ExpertiseTom Nichols
It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of ExtremismThomas E Mann
One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet DeportedE.J. Dionne Jr., Norman J. Ornstein, Thomas E. MannDemocracy, Advocacy
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us HookedAdam Alter
It Can't Happen HereSinclair Lewis
Homo Deus: A Brief History of TomorrowYuval Noah Harai
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant ConnectionJacob Silverman
The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About ItShawn Lawrence Otto
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956Anne Applebaum
My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of MindScott Stossel
The Denial of DeathErnest Becker
When Breath Becomes AirPaul Kalanithi
Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone BehindRichard V. Reeves
The Evil We Do: The Psychoanalysis of Destructive PeopleCarl Goldberg
The Hour of the StarClarice Lispector
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating OpportunityNicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar DreamsAlfred Lubrano
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy LeagueJeff Hobbs
Super Sad True Love StoryGary ShteyngartDystopian Fiction
Moral Mazes: The World of Corporate ManagersRobert JackallBusiness Ethics
Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar CriminalEugene SoltesBusiness Ethics
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and ThemJoshua GreeneCulture, Ethics
The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity PoliticsMark LillaPolitics
Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of AffluenceRachel ShermanSociology, Class
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their LivesDashka SlaterSocial Issues


Past Books

Tribe: On Homecoming and BelongingSebastian Junger5/28/17
Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people?Thomas Frank6/25/17Politics - Democratic Party
Hillbilly elegyJ D Vance7/23/17
Amusing Ourselves to DeathNeil Postman8/27/17Media, public discourse
Man's Search for MeaningVictor Frankl9/24/17
Philanthropy in Democratic SocietiesRob Reich, Lucy Bernholz and Chiara Cordelli10/22/17Philanthropy, democracy, inequality, political science
The righteous mindJonathan Haidt11/26/17Moral psychology, politics, religion
The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first CenturyRyan Avent2/26/3800Technology - Social Aspects, Economics
How People ChangeAllen Wheelis2/25/2018Behavioral Psychology
Cannery RowJohn Steinbeck3/25/2018Fiction