Next DAUK Book Club Meetings
You are invited Tuesday April 23 and/or Sunday April 28 to discuss current events and the candidates as well as The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics by John B. Judis (Only 163 pages!)
“Far and away the most incisive examination of the central development in contemporary politics: the rise of populism on both the right and the left. Superb.”- NY Times.
What’s happening in global politics, and is there a thread that ties it all together? As if overnight, many Democrats revolted and passionately backed a socialist named Bernie Sanders; the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, in a stunning rebuke; the vituperative billionaire Donald Trump became the presidential nominee of the Republican Party and went on to win the presidency; and a slew of rebellious parties continued to win election after election in countries like Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Austria, Greece and Hungary.
John B. Judis, one of America’s most respected political analysts, tells us why we need to understand the populist movement that began in the United States in the 1890s and whose politics have recurred on both sides of the Atlantic ever since. The Populist Explosion is essential reading for anyone hoping to grasp a global political system that is only just beginning what will be a long-running and highly consequential readjustment.
Join us at The King’s Head, 10 Stafford St., Mayfair, W1S-4RX (3-minutes from the Green Park Tube Station)
Tuesday April 23
6:00 – 7:00 Book Discussion (The Populist Explosion, by John Judis)
7:00 to 8:30 Discussion of Current Events and the Candidates
Sunday April 28
4:00 to 5:00 Book Discussion (The Populist Explosion, by John Judis)
5:00 to 6:30 Discussion of Current Events and the Candidates