Fridays, 9:30-11:00 a.m. 8-week course begins 9/17
Teacher: Niles Schore
Co-host: Judy Fiterman
Our Common Purpose, Final Report And Recommendations From The Commission On The Practice Of Democratic Citizenship, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, June 2020
The Soul of America, Jon Meacham (Random House, 2018)
Links to course-related websites
Week One – September 17, 2021
- What are the 3 most significant challenges facing the United States in the next 5-25 years?
- What are the three most valuable resources we have available to meet those challenges? What are the three biggest barriers to meeting those challenges?
- Additional Readings:How an Idea Leads to Real Change
How America Fractured Into Four Parts, George Packer, The Atlantic, July/August 2021 Issue
The Maps That Show That City vs. Country Is Not Our Political Fault Line, Colin Woodard, New York Times, July 30, 2018 (online date)
I Am Waiting by Lawrence Felinghetti (1958)
Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes (1935)
- Week 1 – Notes