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September 2019

Tongo Eisen-Martin: What Is To Be Thought About?

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 6, 2019

The Bookmark, 721 Washington Street
Oakland,, CA 94607 United States
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The Bookmark Bookstore is pleased to welcome back Tongo Eisen-Martin as he presents a political education session following on his work at the Oakland Summer School. Tongo is continuing a whirlwind 2018 in which he won the California Book Award, the American Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. All are welcome to this free event, but space is limited so please arrive early. If you have questions about this event, please email hey@oaklandfreeuniversity.org.

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Lou Keep’s “Uruk Series”

September 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 27, 2019

Mather Building, 287 Mather St.
Oakland, CA 94611 United States
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Lou Keep is my favorite undiscovered writer. He writes sam[]zdat, which is kinda about everything (think Slate Star Codex, if Scott Alexander was obsessed with questions of meaning & power). Lately I've been captivated by his Uruk Series. The Uruk Series is about "modernity, nihilism, and power." It's nominally a review of four books: Seeing Like a State – James C. Scott The Great Transformation – Karl Polanyi The True Believer – Eric Hoffer The Culture of Narcissism – Christopher Lasch But the…

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