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287 Mather St.
Oakland, CA 94611 United States

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October 2019

Lou Keep’s “Uruk Series”

October 6 @ 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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