Thank you for discussing “The Mountain” by Andrew Marantz + Reflections
The sixth month of Article Club is in the books! We read and annotated Andrew Marantz’s “The Mountain,” listened to Article Clubber Kati’s first impressions, and participated in two online discussions.
Thank you to Jim, Summer, Michele, Camille, Claire, Tyler, Elise, Jamie, Jennifer, Carina, Ram, Elise, Peter, and Kati for joining the discussions. I’m very grateful. Also I appreciate all 130+ of you for being part of Article Club. We’re building a strong community of thoughtful readers who want to connect with each other.
Special thanks to Mr. Marantz, who answered our questions fully and thoughtfully in this podcast episode. Thank you!
I can’t wait to do Article Club again. Next Sunday, I’ll reveal the July article. You’re going to want to read it and discuss it. See you soon!
Reflections and celebrations are open: What did you appreciate about this month’s Article Club?
Go ahead, shout out your fellow Article Clubbers, and if you have a message for Mr. Marantz, I’ll be sure to send it his way. Also, if you have ideas to make July even better, feel free to share.
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I really appreciated our discussion- I'm still thinking about the article, the limits of empathy, what it means that so many people are searching for themselves and a place to belong, and how optimistic we can be that this current moment might lead to change. Thanks everyone for such a powerful conversation.
Welcome, Claire and Jamie, to Article Club! — and thank you to everyone for the thoughtful discussion. You got me thinking about empathy vs. judgment and how it’s not an either-or. Also, I’ll keep considering Jim’s question: Why did Samantha join the alt-right instead of, say, a cricket club? Hope to see all (or at least many) of you next month!