Author Archives: Ron Boothe
Our discussion book for June, suggested by Bill Hagens, is The Vegetarian, a South Korean three-part drama novella written by Han Kang and first published in 2007. English translation by Deborah Smith published by Penguin Random House in 2016. Winner … Continue reading
At our May 2018 discussion meeting we will discuss a selection suggested by me (Ron Boothe): Robert Wright, Why Buddhism is True, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2017.
At our March meeting we will discuss a book suggested by David Gilmour: Witold Gombrowicz’s novel Trans-Atlantyk, published originally in Polish (Paris: Instytut literacki, 1953) David recommends that we read either of the following translations: tr. by Carolyn French … Continue reading
deHaven-Smith, L. Conspiracy Theory in America, University of Texas Press, 2013. DeHaven-Smith, a professor at Florida State University when he wrote this book (now retired), proposes a theory that he refers to as “The CIA’s Conspiracy Theory Conspiracy.” This is a … Continue reading
At our February 2018 meeting we will discuss a selection suggested by Stirling Smith: Lance deHaven-Smith, Conspiracy Theory in America, University of Texas Press, 2013.
To start off the new year, 2018, we will meet in January to discuss the following book, suggested by Van: Eric Hoffer, The True Believer, originally published by Harper in 1951.
In response to Mohsen’s request that we all think about our own recollections of significant events leading up to 2017, Burk provides the following essay: —————————————————- infinitum1925 – 2017 – BURK KETCHAM As the oldest member of this … Continue reading
Instead of discussing a book, we are going to use our December meeting to discuss some of the events that have happened during 2017 and their historical antecedents. Mohsen will lead the discussion.
At our November meeting we will discuss the following book suggested by Richard Smaby: Marc D Hauser, Moral Minds: How Nature Designed our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong, originally published in hardcover by HarperCollins, 2006.