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Great Books November Discussion
This month, we'll discuss two readings from Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian visions: Time by Riichi Yokomitsu On the Cannibals by Michel de Montaigne Hope you can make it!

Palatine Public Library

700 N. North Court · Palatine, IL

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    What we're about

    Hello! This group is for anyone looking for meaningful discussion with minimal time commitment. Read selected excerpts and talk to a friendly group; no other reading or knowledge is required. We're looking for new members and now is a great time to join! In September, we're starting a new title from the Great Books Foundation called Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions, which we'll discuss throughout the year and finish in May.


    We always meet 7:00-8:30 pm on Tuesday evenings. Please note that the book's six main sections have been reordered and sometimes divided. If you would like to purchase a copy, they are available for $25 at the Reference Desk at Palatine Public Library or you can order through the Great Books Foundation online store (

    9/18/2018 What Else Belongs? Pages 1-50

    10/16/2018 The Yearning Remains: Part 1 Pages 51-96

    11/20/2018 The Yearning Remains: Part 2 Pages 97-136

    No meeting in December… but, fair warning, there’s a lot of reading to do!

    1/15/2019 Our Incomplete State Pages 229-340

    2/19/2019 The Best Life Possible Pages 137-196

    3/19/2019 On Which He Is a Citizen Pages 197-228

    4/16/2019 Unrest in the Soul: Part 1 Pages 341-418

    5/21/2019 Unrest in the Soul: Part 2 pages 419-461

    Summer break!

    Please RSVP in advance for each monthly session. If you are unable to attend, please cancel so that someone else can have your spot. Not all of our members are on MeetUp. Attendance is generally between 7-12 people.

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