FAIR Los Angeles launched its Book Club in January 2022. A book club is a great way to broaden your knowledge and understanding of issues relevant to why you joined FAIR in the first place. Consistent with FAIR’s mission to promote common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity, we read books on all sides of controversial issues. Thus we will strive to read books that undergird and promote FAIR’s values, as well as books that are prominent in the movements promoting illiberal ideologies.
"Standing Up to Goliath"
30-year school teacher and founder of For Kids and Country describes her 2016 U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v California Teachers Association, which placed her neck and neck against the power and inner workings of public sector unions.
The next meeting of the FAIR LA Book Club will be:
- Date: May 31, 2023 (Wednesday)
- Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM (PDT)
- Location: Online via Zoom
- Reading: Standing Up to Goliath by Rebecca Friedrichs
- For more information and to RSVP, click here.
This book club will be followed by a webinar with the author on June 14, 2023. at 7:00PM (PDT). Ms. Friedrichs will talk about empowering others to stand up for themselves. Stay tuned for details.
Past books discussed in the FAIR LA Book club are listed below. Click on the links for links to buy the book or to read about the book, including author interviews and reviews. If you just joined FAIR LA or missed a past book club meeting, catch up or join when interested.
Columbia professor and FAIR Advisor John McWhorter discusses how "anti-racism" is not helping the plight of Black Americans and is in fact incentivizing unhelpful opportunism and virtue signaling.
"The Coddling of the American Mind"
Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt analyze how safetyism and grievance culture are undermining free inquiry and causing an increase in anxiety and depression among today's young people.
"Race to the Bottom"
Luke Rosiak looks into the network of activists, unions, and policy makers that have captured the American public education system and are using it to achieve their ideological aspirations on young students, while hiding their true intentions from parents.
Vivek Ramaswamy offers an insider's look into how powerful corporations are exploiting activism and morality to draw attention away from controversy, and make more money at the same time.
"The War on the West"
NY Times bestselling author Douglas Murray shows how many well-meaning people have been fooled by hypocritical and inconsistent anti-West rhetoric.
Abigail Shrier's shocking 2021 exposé on transgender trends and how they are affecting teenage girls in the U.S. and around the Western world.
"A Conflict of Visions"
Thomas Sowell's seminal 1987 work on political philosophy that describes the two competing visions that shape debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power.