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Great Books Discussion Group

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Great Books Discussion Program – 2017-18

TEXTS: IMPERFECT IDEAL, UTOPIAN AND DYSTOPIAN VISIONS

Available from The Great Books Foundation in hard copy or as an Ebook at www.greatbooks.org or by calling (800) 222-5870.  In addition, we will read THE HANDMAID’S TALE, A NOVEL BY Margaret Atwood.

Selections for Discussion

More, “Utopia” p. 15

LeGuin, “The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas,” p. 5 Szmborska, “Utopia,” p 33; Homer, “Iliad,” p. 37; Auden, “The Shield of Achilles,” p. 45

Montaigne, “On the Cannibals,” p. 97

Dostoevsky, “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,” p. 113

Aristotle, “The Politics,” p. 153

Nozick,” “A Framework for Utopia,” p. 173

St. Augustine, “The City of God,: p. 201

Herzl, “The Jewish State,” p. 215

Atwood, THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Owen, “A New View of Society,” p.233

Wilde, “The Soul of Man Under Socialism,” p.261

Lenin, “The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State,” p.297

Forster, “The Machine Stops,” p.345

Ean, “The Black Box,” p.379 Saunders, “Jon” p.419

Atwood, “Time Capsule Found on a Dead Planet,” p. 449, “Silent Sprint,” 451

Mencius, “Mencius,” p. 141

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February 2
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10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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