Redmond

Redmond, WA

Special Event

  • Monday, February 26th, 2018: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location(s)

    Woodblock Restaurant
    16175 Cleveland Street
    Redmond, WA, 98052
    United States

    Join Reading Liberally-Redmond to discuss "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" by Nancy MacLean.

    Monday, February 26th, 7:00 PM (New time!)
    Woodblock
    16175 Cleveland Street
    Redmond, WA 98052

    In this brilliant and engrossing narrative, Duke University scholar Nancy MacLean shows how the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan forged his ideas about government in a last gasp attempt to preserve the white elite’s power in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. In response to the widening of American democracy, he developed a plan to undermine the ability of the majority to use its numbers to level the playing field between the rich and powerful and the rest of us.

    The result is a secretive establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. That plan includes harsher laws to undermine unions, privatizing everything from schools to health care and Social Security, and keeping as many of us as possible from voting.

    "Democracy in Chains" was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. The Atlantic calls the book “[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right . . .” Join us for a stimulating discussion about this important and scary book.

    We need every participant to buy a beverage and/or food item to support the restaurant that is supporting us.

    "We read to know we are not alone." Screenwriter William Nicholson

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Reminder-Seattle Times Jerry Large Tomorrow

Here's your reminder that the February Drinking Liberally-Redmond will be a conversation with The Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large.

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018: 7:00pm
Pomegranate Bistro
18005 NE 68th St
Redmond, WA, 98052

There is no fee charged for attending our meetings, but we do ask everyone who attends to 1) buy a drink and/or food to support the restaurant that supports us, and 2) contribute when the hat-is-passed to pay for our speakers' meal.

"Building a Community of Progressive Action through Social Interaction"

See you there!

February Drinking Liberally with The Seattle Times Jerry Large

Drinking Liberally-Redmond's February program is a conversation with Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST
Pomegranate Bistro, 18005 NE 68th St, Redmond, WA 98052

Jerry writes passionately about issues of class and race and other issues of concern to progressives in the Seattle area. As Jerry explains his work, "I try to write about the intersections of everyday life and big issues. I like to invite readers to think a little differently. The topics I choose represent the things in which I take an interest, and I try to deal with them the way most folks would, sometimes seriously, sometimes with a sense of humor." This session will be a special opportunity to engage with Jerry in a dialogue on how to make our region a more humane, more just place.

There is no fee charged for attending our meetings, but we do ask everyone who attends to 1) buy a drink and/or food to support the restaurant that supports us, and 2) contribute when the hat-is-passed to pay for our speakers' meal.

Drinking Liberally - Redmond gives like-minded progressives a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent in an informal, friendly environment. "Building a Community of Progressive Action through Social Interaction"

See you there!

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February Reading Liberally-Redmond Book - "Democracy in Chains"

Join Reading Liberally-Redmond to discuss "Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America" by Nancy MacLean.

Monday, February 26th, 7:00 PM (New time!)
Woodblock
16175 Cleveland Street
Suite 109
Redmond, WA 98052

In this brilliant and engrossing narrative, Duke University scholar Nancy MacLean shows how the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan forged his ideas about government in a last gasp attempt to preserve the white elite's power in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. In response to the widening of American democracy, he developed a plan to undermine the ability of the majority to use its numbers to level the playing field between the rich and powerful and the rest of us.

The result is a secretive establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. That plan includes harsher laws to undermine unions, privatizing everything from schools to health care and Social Security, and keeping as many of us as possible from voting.

"Democracy in Chains" was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. The Atlantic calls the book "[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right . . ." Join us for a stimulating discussion about this important and scary book.

We need every participant to buy a beverage and/or food item to support the restaurant that is supporting us.

"We read to know we are not alone." Screenwriter William Nicholson

Reminder-Reading Liberally Monday-Impeachment

Here's your reminder that Reading Liberally-Redmond meets Monday evening (tomorrow) to discuss "Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide", by Cass Sunstein.

Monday, January 22nd, 6:30 PM
Woodblock Restaurant
16175 Cleveland Street
Redmond, WA 98052

If you haven't had time to read the book, Sunstein provides a good summary of his arguments in this New Yorker article; here's the link:

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/impeachment-american-style

Don't have time to read the article? Still come; we will catch you up on the content.

There is no fee charged for attending our meetings, but we do ask everyone who attends to buy a drink and/or food to support the restaurant that supports us.

Reading Liberally - Redmond gives like-minded progressives a place to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent in an informal, friendly environment. "Building a Community of Progressive Action through Social Interaction"

"Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe."― Thomas Jefferson

Remember screening of The Post tonight

See everyone tonight for the movie The Post ...

Thursday, January 18, 7:50 PM showing
Bella Botega Stadium 11 Theaters
8890 161st Avenue Northeast
Redmond, WA 98052

Carol will be at the theater about 7:15 PM to reserve a section of seats and greet people. We hope you can come after the movie to JJ Mahoney's for a discussion.

All the best.

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