The next Book Club meeting will again be virtual, on Monday February 8, 2021, 7:00 pm. We will be reading The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?, by Michael Sandel (Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2020).
In this book Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, critiques the idea of meritocracy and justice in today’s globalized world. Paul Collier of Oxford University, in his review in the Times Literary Supplement, says the book offers a profound critique of individualism and claims “Sandel is the most important and influential living philosopher”. Here’s Sandel’s bio: https://scholar.harvard.edu/sandel/bio