What we're about
We are looking for citizens & residents of metro Chicago and beyond who are prepared to ask the most basic critical questions about our political, economic & social ways of life in order to 'achieve our country' (Richard Rorty). Our readings and discussions F2F and online will include texts like Melissa Lane, 'The Birth of Politics: Eight Greek & Roman Political Ideas & Why They Matter' (Princeton, 2014), & practical texts like 'Indivisible: Practical Guide for Resisting...' ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ . We will meet six times per year F2F in a pub or 'third place' meeting space, record and summarize our discussions anonymously, and post to Meetup for busy members to read & participate during travel. Members will be encouraged to invite new readers / critical thinkers and startup local reading & discussion groups in Oak Park, Evanston, Hyde Park, South Loop, etc. Our motto: we return to the fundamental grounds of politics to renew vision, action, and community service.