“We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better.”

-Thurgood Marshall

Join us for CHQ 2018 Week 5: The Ethics of Dissent July 22nd - 28th

If dissent is the “highest form of patriotism,” at what point does dissent become harmful subversion? How does the First Amendment color the American debate on this subject, and what about other countries where these protections are nonexistent or less explicit? Is violence ever justified, and, if so, at what cost? In this week, we’ll examine the obligations of active citizens and cultural critics, look at the role dissent has played in the development of democracy and a muscular civic dialogue, and consider how dissent has changed — in the forms it takes, how it is responded to, and the rules by which society allows or prohibits it.

Check out the titles below as well as our collection of Week 5 Speaker Books.

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608465644
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark Cover Image
By Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481465595
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

Dissent and the Supreme Court: Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307741325
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Published: Vintage - January 10th, 2017

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250112576
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 20th, 2018

How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250168368
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 15th, 2018

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead--My Life Story Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501187599
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Published: Touchstone - April 3rd, 2018

Age of Anger: A History of the Present Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250159304
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Published: Picador - March 6th, 2018

The Little Book of Little Activists Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780451478542
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017