Inspired by Christopher Phillips' books, scores of people are meeting for these modern version of Socratic dialogue. These are intended to be group conversations which often move in a spiral, touching on topics in ways that may not be obvious at first. Our purpose is to bring back thoughtful dialogue in counterpoint to the shouting pundits of so-called debate on TV and radio. One need not be an academic or expert. We seek diversity of thought from people from all walks of life. ALL ARE WELCOME. ALL WE ASK IS THAT YOU BRING AN INQUISITIVE MIND AND A WILLINGNESS TO LISTEN.