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Friday, October 13 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Litquake in the Bookstore: Raj Patel

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Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.  FREE

If you cannot attend the event, but would like to reserve a signed copy of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Thingsorder the book with this link and fill out the special requests field. RSVP is appreciated, but not required. 



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Raj Patel

Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at Rhodes University. He writes regularly for The Guardian, and has contributed to the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Times of India, San Francisco Chronicle, The... Read More →



Friday October 13, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Bindery 1727 Haight St., San Francisco, CA

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