RYE MEN'S BOOK GROUP UPCOMING MEETINGS AND BOOK SELECTIONS
Thurs Dec 7
House: Marden at Clark Time: 8:00 Quarrels that have Shaped the Constitution (Subset as outlined below) John Garratay.
Notes from Fred: You don't have to read the whole book unless you want to. I have selected certain of the essays for everyone to read. The selection is based more on the quality of the writing than the subject matter (although I believe the subject matter of each selection should still be interesting to the group). I've tried to pick ones that attempt to explain the complexity of the case rather than ones that just present one side. Thus, you will see that some important cases, such as Brown v. Board of Ed, are not included.
I am suggesting the following chapters:
III - The Bank Cases
VI - The Dred Scott Case
IX - The Case Of The Prejudiced Doorkeeper
XII - The Case Of The Overworked Laundress
XVII - The Flag-Salute Case
XX - The Abortion Case
These six total less than 200 pages so there should be plenty of time to read all of them before the next meeting.
I am asking for volunteers to pick one of the cases and lead the discussion on that case. If you are interested in doing so, please let me know which essay you are picking so that I can keep track of the discussion leaders.
Sat Jan 20
House: Clyatt (Schenker) Time: Afternoon/ Dinner TBD Book: TBD
Upcoming Dates and Books Scheduled
Thurs Feb 8 2018 House: TBD Time 8:00 Paris 1919 (selected chapters) Margaret Macmillan
Thurs March 8 2018 House: TBD Time: 8:00 The Stranger, Albert Camus
Thurs April 12 2017 House: TBD Time: 8:00 TBD
Thurs May 10 2017 House: TBD Time: 8:00 TBD
Sat June 2 2017 House: Clark Time: Afternoon (Shenker) TBD
Thurs June 14 2017 House: TBD Time: 8:00 TBD
Thurs July 12 2017 House: TBD Time: 8:00 TBD
Thurs August 9 2017 Clyatt Hosting at AYC Picnic Point Time: 6:30 TBD
Sat Sept 15 2017 House: Cummings Time: Afternoon (Schenker) TBD
Thurs Oct 11 2017 House: TBD Time: 8:00 TBD
Thurs Nov 8 2017 House: TBD Time: 8:00 TBD
Thurs Dec 6 2017 House: TBD Time: 8:00 TBD
Titles for Consideration
Some book on economics, possibly Keynes v Hayek
White Working Class, Joan C Williams(Suggested by Bob C after reading this review in Harvard Business Review)
The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
Novel by James Cain (similar to Talented Mr Ripley) for next summer