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    Savage Journey

    Peter Richardson looked at the writing life of Hunter S. Thompson, from his early influences to his embrace of “gonzo” journalism. This was a virtual program hosted by City Lights Bookstore…

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    Silicon Values

    Electronic Frontier Foundation international activism director Jillian York discussed the future of free speech on social media platforms and data privacy. This virtual event was hosted by…

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    Not A Nation of Immigrants

    Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argued that America is not a nation founded by and for immigrants, but rather is a product of settler colonialism and slavery. City Lights Books in San…

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    Black Software

    New York University Professor Charlton McIlwain looked at the impact of social media and the internet on racial justice movements, including Black Lives Matter.

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    The Reality Game

    Samuel Woolley discussed the origins of online disinformation and laid out a plan to combat it in the future.

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    The Bohemians

    Ben Tarnoff talked about his book, The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature, in which he recounts Mark Twain’s residence in San Francisco in the 1860's…

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    Smoking Typewriters

    Historian John McMillian recounts the underground newspapers of the 1960s and their affect on the political movements of their time. The author profiles many of the publications, including…

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    23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

    Ha-Joon Chang Chang takes a critical look at capitalism, which he says is the worst economic system in the world, except for all the others. He spoke at City Lights Bookstore in San…

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    Crossing Zero

    In their book Crossing Zero The Afpak War at the Turning Point of American Empire (City Lights), Elizabeth Gould and Paul Fitzgerald take a critical look at U.S. policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan…

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    The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

    Lewis Busbee talked about his book The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, published by Graywolf Press. In the book, Mr. Buzbee detailed his life-long love of books. Mr. Buzbee chronicled the history…

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