Join us for a conversation and podcast recording of the chilling and timely 'A Left for Itself: Left-Wing Hobbyists and the Rise of Identity Radicalism' by David Swift.
Book club is BACK and bound to be a fun one!
About the book:
In the first full length analysis of the rise of left-wing hobbyists, performative radicals and the 'Identity Left', A Left for Itself interrogates the connection between socio-economic realities and politico-cultural views and boldly asks what is a worthy politics, one for the follower count or one for effecting change. 'In the sometimes febrile environment of contemporary left politics, this book is a measured and evaluative contribution. David Swift cuts through the rhetoric of often violent and divisive exchanges to uncover the roots, motivations, diverse character and strengths and weaknesses of the current phenomenon of so-called ‘identity politics’.' Dr Stephen Meredith
We will have a conversation about the book, what we think of the analysis, and how it relates to this period of reflection we find ourselves in on the left.
We will then go to the pub to carry on the chat.
See details of the book here and the link to get it on kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YL9379N/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Or request at your local independent bookshop soon!
No tickets required, everyone is welcome to attend :)