New date: Friday 27 October 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are coming together for the thirtieth discussion in the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group. This is a mini-series within the broader project which explores anarchist theories of the state. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy XXX: Mikhail Bakunin
Friday 31 March 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are teaming up again to continue their exploration of twentieth century fascism through theory and philosophy. Last month the philosophy group read Hannah Arendt – selections from Origins of Totalitarianism and Eichmann in Jerusalem. This month the reading group will be covering Walter Benjamin’s essay “Theory of German Fascism.” Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 26: Walter Benjamin
Friday 24 February 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and The Direct Action Monterey Network are coming together for our 25th Theory & Philosophy Reading Group. This month, we’re interested in exploring some of the most important writings on the rise of fascism: The Origins of Totalitarianism and Eichmann in Jerusalem. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XXV: Hannah Arendt
Friday 30 September 2016, 7pm: In September, the Direct Action Monterey Network is putting on the 20th theory and philosophy reading group, continuing their study of Marxist-Feminist thought through the exploration of a work by Teresa Amott and Julie Matthaei. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XX: Teresa Amott & Julie Matthaei
The Central Coast Psychedelic Salon
Sunday 26 June 2016, 2-4pm: Old Capitol Books is super excited about a new MeetUp group that will be utilizing our bookstore as a venue. A Psychedelic Salon?! Yes, Please! 🙂 Continue reading Central Coast Psychedelic Salon
What is democracy, precisely? Will it ever deliver on what it promises? How significant is the difference between state democracy and direct democracy? Is anarchism a kind of direct democracy, or something else entirely? And how do democratic discourse and procedures serve the social movements that adopt them?
Next reading group will be 19 July 2016, 7pm at Old Capitol Books.
Thursday 23 July 2015, 6-7pm: Our most recent reading group was a huge success and we’re super excited to continue our readings highlighting theorists, thinkers, and philosophers who have been imprisoned. These reading groups have been chosen in solidarity with statewide actions against solitary confinement.
For our twelfth reading group, we’ll be reading excerpts from George Jackson’s “Soledad Brother” – a compilation of letters written to his friends, comrades, and supporters.
Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group XII: George Jackson