On Scandinavian Social Democracy – Community Book Discussion – HumanitiesNy Grant
HumanitiesNY has awarded the library a grant to discuss a series of books on Social Democracy in Scandinavia!
During the Cold War, and even today, the social democratic systems of Scandinavia offered a middle path between free market capitalism and state-run communist systems. Their approach has led not only to robust economies but also to world-leading levels of individual happiness. Though support for the approach is not universal, it is an approach that merits greater attention than it has typically garnered here in the United States. This four-book series aims to look at the broad historical background of this region to examine the various aspects of social democracy and assess its successes and shortcomings.
Steve Rome will lead the discussions.
The program is open to anyone, and the library has copies of the books.
The series will use four critically well-reviewed books.
All meetings will be at the library and start at 7:00 pm
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth takes a contrary view that the left mythologizes life in Scandinavia.