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America's Direction: What Values & Whose Interests Should Guide Our Choices?

America's Direction: What Values & Whose Interests Should Guide Our Choices?

A Socratic Conversation with Ron Gross
Thursday, March 28, 3:45 -5:00 pm
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Are you concerned about any of the directions in which America seems to be moving?

If so, which ones, and why?
What would you like to see happen in response?
What values should this nation embody, enact, and promote? Liberty? Democracy? Equality? Justice? Tolerance? Opportunity?
There will be light refreshments and a display of relevant books.

Suggest optional reading: The Idea That Is America, by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Basic Books, 2007

Next session: Thursday, 4/25, Topic: HAPPIER ENDINGS: How Can We Best Handle Exits, Losses, and Farewells -- Personal and Professional?

Inspired by Socrates' famous conversations with his friends in the marketplace of 5th century Athens, we engage in spirited discussions of ideas and issues. Socratic conversations range broadly and probe deeply into the basic challenges of life. They are informed by the latest literature for reference and follow up. While building a sense of community on campus, these meetings enliven the intellectual atmosphere and model dialogue and discussion as modes of inquiry. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversationshosted by the Gottesman Libraries.

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  • Ronald G.

    THANKS so much for YOUR superb contributions, Anita, and for your graciouls appreciation. It's comradeshiop like this that makes this work worth doing!

    2 · April 17, 2013

  • Anita K. G.

    Such a rich topic. Each attendee had a completely different take on the question. it was fascinating. Terrific as usual.

    3 · April 16, 2013

  • Phil O.

    Sorry - got my visa ... but not back until early April now. See you guys very soon though.. Enjoy your conversation :-)

    March 22, 2013

  • Rhoda A.

    The Meetup was great! Everybody was respectful, and the flow of ideas left me wanting to explore each one more. Thanks Ron and Conversationalists, well done.

    2 · March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make this one, but the April 25th event sounds interesting.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Phil O.

    I am hoping to be back "in town" then. Might bring my son if he comes back to NYC with me.

    2 · March 5, 2013

  • Conversations New Y.

    Tonight: Discussion: American Foreign Policy (Pull Back or Lean Forward)

    March 6, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Sounds very interesting, but the time-frame's not doable for me. Hope to catch you next time.

    March 5, 2013

  • Pamela B.

    Next time -- time slot a conflict this time- thanks

    March 5, 2013

  • Pamela B.

    Next time -- time slot a conflict this time- thanks

    March 5, 2013

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