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Group Proposal

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Week One: Clash of Civilizations

9/11 Commission Report  - A Graphic Adaptation (we could also read the original text but this plays with form)

Path to Paradise: The Inner World of Suicide Bombers and Their Dispatchers  -

Week Two: Environmentalism and Capitalism

Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water

Silent Spring

Week Three: Restless and Uncertain

Affluent Society

On the Road

Week 4: NY/LA - City as Subject

Helluva Town

Metropolis in the Making

Week 5: Religion, Morality, Modernity

God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

The Screwtape Letters

Week 6: Racism and Violence

Autobiography of Malcolm X

Temple Bombing

 

Things to keep in mind: I included links to the Amazon pages of each book so you can check out length, reviews, content etc. Please please feel free to suggest other works that would work with the thematic content of each week, or suggest an entirely new topic. I came up with the week headers in about 3 seconds so don't feel constricted or limited by their language. I think this could work really well with our class but please make suggestions about what you would like to read

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