Jun 5

Chicago Business Book Club Meeting

Carleton Business Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
5:30 pm / Jenner & Block Law Offices
map of Chicago Business Book Club Meeting

353 North Clark Street, Ste 4500, Chicago, IL

Stay in the Loop!

Join the Chicago Carleton Business Book Club
for its Annual Downtown Meeting

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
5:30 p.m. - meeting begins
6:30 p.m. - walk to nearby restaurant (dinner and further discussion)

Jenner & Block Law Offices
353 North Clark Street, Ste 4500

Are We Coming Apart at the Seams?

This book's startling long-lens view shows how America is losing the connections that historically have joined our classes.   In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity.

Drawing on five decades of statistics and research, Coming Apart demonstrates that a new upper class and a new lower class have diverged so far in core behaviors and values that they barely recognize their underlying American kinship—divergence that has nothing to do with income inequality and that has grown during good economic times and bad.  That split puts the success of the American project at risk. The evidence in this new book is about white America.  Its message is about all of America.

Join the Carleton Business Book Club at its June meeting downtown to discuss whether the U.S. is on one path or two.

This month’s book - Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010
by Charles Murray (2012)

Join us and make some new Carleton alumni connections!  Also, you are welcome to invite friends to read the book and participate in the conversation, Carleton alums or not.

RSVPs are requested by May 30 to Don Rawitsch '72.  When you RSVP, you will be sent specific instructions for getting to the meeting room.


If you need assistance, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 800-729-2586 or




Sponsored by Chicago Carleton Club. Contact: Jeanne Estrem