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This program is held via Zoom. To join, scroll down and RSVP. The day before the program, all registrants will receive a link to join.
This ongoing Village discussion group meets online the first Wednesday of each month to discuss a selection of short readings from an anthology published by The Great Books Foundation. Although the group has been meeting for years, they are very welcoming to new members!
Beginning in December of 2023, the group will be reading from the anthology Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions. These short, engaging readings illustrate the best and worst of what can happen when we attempt to mold the complex communities in which we live into our vision of a perfect state. All 23 selections in this anthology challenge readers to question how society should be structured and governed, as well as what kinds of communities are most conducive to human fulfillment, both privately and in the civic arena.
For December, the group will be reading the first three selections from the section “What Else Belongs?”:
“The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula Le Guin
“Utopia” by Thomas More
“Utopia” by Wislawa Szymborska