We will discuss Jason Hickel’s book “The Divide” on Wednesday October 20th. This is an online event, which will be held via videocall. Anyone is welcome, but we keep link details private – please contact us for the Zoom details.
Stroud Radical Reading Group events are free to attend. You are welcome to attend to listen to the discussion even if you do not have time to engage with any of the content. You can access the following free:
- A an audio-book version on YouTube
- The Preface, most of Chapter 1 and some other excerpts on Google Books
- An hour-long podcast featuring Jason Hickel in conversation about the book, from Little Atoms podcast, covering the key arguments of the book
- “Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries” – short Guardian article making some of the same arguments as Chapter 1
- “Bill Gates says poverty is decreasing. He couldn’t be more wrong” – short Guardian article covering the ground of Chapter 2, as does “Extreme Poverty Isn’t Natural, It’s Created“, a short piece on Hickel’s own website
You can buy a copy of The Divide by Jason Hickle from the local Yellow Lighted Bookshop and get a 10% discount on the £9.99 standard price by entering “StroudRadical” to the “Coupon Code” box at the checkout. You can then either collect from Nailsworth, Tetbury or Chalford shops, or have the book(s) delivered by RoyalMail or the Bike Drop (delivery charges may apply).
“The Divide : a brief guide to global inequality and its solutions” was published in 2017. According to the publishers, Windmill Books, it “tracks the evolution of global inequality from the expeditions of Christopher Columbus to the present day – offering a provocative, urgent and ultimately uplifting account of how the world works, and how we can change it for the better.”
The book is part of a series on how modern inequality was built which will include How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney on November 17th (using the “StroudRadical” Coupon Code will get you 10% off the £16.99 standard price), and included Debt by David Graeber on September 15th, and Caliban and the Witch by Silvia Federici (both links take you to pages which include further links to purchase discounted copies of these books).