INCO Book Club
Wednesday, May 9th at 6:30pm

Carolyn Eady's Astoria Home

Our next selection will be In the Country We Love, by Dianne Guerrero, Henry Holt & Co., 2016. It is only available in hardcover, but you can find used copies on line at Powell’s Books in Portland.

Guerrero is an actress on the hit shows Orange is the new Black and Jane the Virgin. Although born in this country, Guerrero’s parents were undocumented immigrants. At the age of fourteen, she was left with no government oversight as her parent were detained and deported while she was at school. The book is described as “A moving, heartbreaking story of one woman’s extraordinary resilience in the face on this nightmarish situation, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and successful acting career.”

Our next meeting is as usual the second Wednesday of the month, May 9th at Carolyn’s house in Astoria at 6:30 p.m. Anybody on this mailing list who has not been here before, please contact me for directions to my house.

I hope to have another good discussion in May.
Carolyn Eady 503 468-0310

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  1. Lessons from ON TYRANNY – INCO Book Club

    Members of the INCO Book Club read a fascinating new book, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century,” by Timothy Snyder, at their first meeting on July 10. They identified these lessons as most significant or timely:
    • 3. Beware the one-party state. Hitler never had a majority vote, but he co-opted other small parties to establish a one-party State. We’re vulnerable now with neither of our major parties being highly regarded.
    • 10. Believe in truth. To abandon truth is to abandon freedom. This is “magical thinking.” Also “post-truth is pre-fascism.”
    • 13. Practice corporeal politics. Get outside. Put your body in unfamiliar places and among groups that were not previously your friends. March! Demonstrate!
    • 18. Be calm when the unthinkable happens. Tyranny is fear management. They use these events to consolidate power. Don’t fall for it even if you’re fearful and it’s difficult.
    • 19. Be a patriot. The president is a nationalist, not a patriot. He encourages us to be our worse, then calls us the best. A nationalist has no universal ethics, values or aesthetic. A patriot wants the nation to live up to its ideals and be our best selves.

    The book club’s next book is “The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology” by Erich Fromm. Although this book was published in 1968 – nearly 50 years ago - it reads as if it were just published!

    For information about the next meeting – Thursday, August 24, at 6:30 pm – and for getting a copy of the book, contact Carolyn Eady at