Bank Square Books and La Grua Center present an evening with sociology professor and author Corey Dolgon to discuss his new book Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph Over Democracy. For decades, American voters have been convinced to support public policies that only benefit those in power. But how do the powerful extract consent from citizens whose own self-interest and collective well-being are constantly denied? And why do so many Americans seem to have given up on quality public education, on safe food and safe streets, on living wages—even on democracy itself? Kill It to Save It lays bare the hypocrisy of contemporary US political discourse, documenting the historical and theoretical trajectory of capitalism’s triumph over democracy.
Books will be available for purchase at the event.