Submit Your Reading Group Book Recommendations

At the 2024-03-07 General Meeting, we voted to approve the formation of a WCU Reading Group, with readings being suggested by the Membership and approved by Members at the next General Meeting. We can use this thread to collect all recommendations.

When making suggestions, please keep in mind that reading material should be relevant to WCU’s activities. The goal of the Reading Group is to help WCU Members:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the theories and practices that guide our work
  • Develop a shared knowledge base and vocabulary to enhance our discussions and decision-making
  • Apply insights from the readings to our current projects and initiatives
  • Identify new ideas and strategies to strengthen our impact and effectiveness
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and growth within our organization

Please include a short description of why you’re recommending the reading. We will review all the recommendations at the next General Meeting and vote on our next reading. If your reading was not selected and you would like to recommend it again, please leave a comment on this thread so the Steering Committee can add it to the agenda for the next meeting.

If you have any questions, please message @HipGnosis.

Since WCU has been a bit more active on the liberation of Palestine affairs, I’ve been wanting to read A History of False Hope by Lori Allen. I don’t know much about the book other than that it allegedly “analyzes a century of Palestinian engagement with fact-finding missions, illuminating the endemic flaws of international law.” It piqued my interest and thought it might be of interest to the group.

I don’t know how involved with the reading group I can be given current circumstances, along with having a lot of reading for school, so feel free to take or leave my submission.

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I am going to submit Omelets with Eggshells: On the Failure of the Millennial Left

I disagree with parts of it, but it is a review of three books that go over the political activity of the past decade or so. It would serve as a good companion to our Death of the Left social event. It will give us an opportunity to discuss critiquing horizontalism and an overemphasis on anarchism; the media’s role in misrepresenting the left and the left being too represented by media; the limitations of both leaderless movements and being overly reliant on charismatic leadership; and putting some of the challenges the millennial left faced in broader political, economic, and social contexts.