Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber

Join our special Reading Group to mark the imminent launch of the David Graeber Institute, we will be reading what many consider to be David’s most seminal book.

Debt:The First 5,000 Years is a book that eludes simple summary. It is an encyclopaedic journey through global history encompassing the stories of grand civilizations as well as small societies whose social logics reveal more about the human condition than anyone might imagine. It is primarily a story about money and the way material issues have always been underlain by moral considerations.

Led and moderated by Steven Bachelor who recently also led the Reading Group “The Dawn of Everything”, this new Reading Group will be running on the first and third Thursday from 20 October to end of January.

Links to all the Reading Group events are here: