4240 Cass, #105
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Between Canfield and Willis. First floor-- handicapped accessible. Plenty of on-street parking.
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Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4pm
Hear Nancy MacLean talk about her book, DEMOCRACY IN CHAINS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 4PM Source Booksellers 4240 Cass Avenue, Detroit Booklist calls Democracy in Chains “perhaps the best explanation to date of the roots of the political divide that threatens to irrevocably alter American government.” The Guardian said: “It’s the missing chapter: a key to understanding the politics of the past half century.” It is a finalist for the National Book Award. In Democracy in Chains, MacLean traces the history of the radical right’s thought in the United States, outlining their campaigns to privatize everything from public education to Social Security. She begins her story in the 1950s, as the civil rights movement is fighting to desegregate the public schools, and follows the career of political economist James McGill Buchanan as he hooks up with various wealthy libertarians, most particularly Charles Koch. For this reason, her book and scholarship has come under attack by the radical right. MacLean is the immediate past president of the Labor and Working Class History Association and author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry: The Making of the Second Ku Klux Klan and Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace. Following her talk, Nancy MacLean will sign copies of Democracy in Chains, available at Source Booksellers.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 1-2:30pm
The launch of the Fifth Estate's 50th anniversary edition. Issues will be available and a short audience involved discussion about radical media. Following that, people will go to MOCAD two blocks away to view the Fifth Estate exhibit.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6-7:30pm
Visiting author and friend Anthony Saidy will be reading from his recently published novel, "1983", on Thursday, November 14 at 6 pm at Source Booksellers in Detroit. "1983" is Anthony Saidy's projection of an alternative reality for the Soviet Union. Out of the ferments of the final decades of the Soviet Union, what if change had issued from dissident intellectuals and the working class? Could the two groups, who appeared alienated from each other, somehow mesh and bring about a new society? And what does this say for our own time and place? Anthony Saidy is a long-time human rights activist, a retired physician from Los Angeles and an "International Chess Master". During four journeys to the Soviet Union for chess championships, he travelled to five republics and met people from all walks of life. Saidy is the author of three books on chess, including the classic, The March of Chess Ideas.