Bridging the Divide Book Club - June Meeting

The club's goal is to foster dialog and better understanding between people with different political viewpoints and to provide a safe space for civil discourse on controversial or divisive topics. There will be several moderators whose viewpoints span the political spectrum: left, right and neutral. The book selections will also be chosen to represent issues and viewpoints across the political spectrum.  The aim of each discussion is to promote understanding ... “Ah, now I understand how they can think that!” ... rather than convince anyone of a particular point of view. The group plans to meet the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.  This month's discussion takes place Wednesday, June 7, at 7 pm.   The book for discussion is Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray.  We thank all our moderators; Kory Swanson, president and CEO of the John Locke Foundation, will lead this discussion.

There is no meeting in July.  And here's a look at what's confirmed for future meetings. 

Wednesday, August 2: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance;  Gary Pearce  and Carter Wrenn (the Talking About Politics blog) will lead the discussion. (Note: this book is only available in hardcover.) 

September 6: Book TBD

As with all of our in-store book clubs, participants receive a 21% discount on the discussion book; just let us know at the counter when you purchase it.
Event date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307453433
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Forum - January 29th, 2013

In the bestselling tradition of Hillbilly Elegy, the acclaimed bestseller that explains why white America has become fractured and divided in education and class