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The Informed Citizens Book Club meets 

the second Wednesday of each month. 

We are meeting via ZOOM at the present time.

Old Firehouse Book Store, Fort Collins

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Raff's Restaurant, Windsor

11:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.  

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The United States Constitution

Presented by Rabbi Hillel Katzir with discussion to follow.


Author Biography 


Discussion Questions

1)   What was the primary aim of the framers of the Constitution in creating that document? Why did they think it was necessary? What did they hope to accomplish? What did they hope to avoid?

2)   Overall, do you think they were successful? Why or why not?

3)   What was their model?

4)    To what extent does public opinion shape government? To what extent does government (the president , Congress) shape public opinion?

Previous Reads


Informed Citizens Book Club - 2020
The Fate of Food by Amanda Little
Invisible Women:Data Bias in a World Designed by Men by Caroline Criada-Perez
The Black and the Blue 
by Matthew Horace
Broken Ladder: How We Live, Think and Die by Keith Payne
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Charged by Emily Bazelon
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger
 by Rebecca Traister
One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy
 by Carol Anderson
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of WWII 
by Liza Munday
We Were Eight Years in Power 
by Ta-Nehisis Coates     
The Moment of Lift 
by Melinda Gates

Informed Citizen’s Book Club - 2019

Democracy in Chains 
by Nancy MacLean
White Fragility by Robin D'Angelo
Brown is the new White by Steve Phillips
Sisters-in-Law by Linda Hirshman
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opioid Epidemic by Sam Quinones
The Common Good by Robert Reich
I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctors Journey on the Road to
          Peace and Dignity
 by Izzeldin Abuelaish
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom
 by               Helen Thorpe          

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts    

No is Not Enough - Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the
               World We Need 
by Naomi Klein

 Informed Citizen’s Book Club - 2018
Infamy - The Shocking Story of the Japanese Internment Camps

            during WW II by Richard Reeves
            Gun Fight:  The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America
                by Adam Winkler
            Ratf**ked Doesn't Count: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count by David Daley

           The Death and Life of the Great American School System: 

                   How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch
            The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss
An American Sickness: How Health Care Became Big Business & How
                   We Can Take It Bac
k by Elizabeth Rosenthal'
            Acid Test:  LSD and Ecstasy to Treat PTSD – Shrode
            $2 a Day: Living on Next to Nothing in America – Edin and Shaefer
            Radical - Nawaz April
            Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-And How to Break
                the Trance
            Strangers in Their Own Land – Arlie Russell Hochschild



Informed Citizen’s Book Club – 2017 Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
                  by Jonathan Haidt
Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy
                  of the Human Spirit
– Parker Palmer
Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) by  Tavris and Aronson
The Warmth of Other Suns– 
Isabel Wilkerson                Chasing the Scream - Hari
Rise of the Warrior Cop –
Dark Money – Jane Mayer
              The Sixth Extinction – 
American Nations – Woodward
              Chasing the Scream –
 Hart               The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
On Tyranny – 
Timothy Snyder
Evicted – 

Informed Citizen’s Book Club - 2016

Unspun: Finding Facts in a World of Misinformation – Jamison and Jackson

The Botany of Desire– Michael Pollan

Drift – Rachel Maddow

The Green Boat – Mary Pipher

Shades of Blue – edited by Ferris
Divide – 
Matt Taibbi

Give Us the Ballot – Ari Berman
Just Mercy – 
Bryan Stephenson

The Righteous Mind – Jonathan Haidt