Great Books Classics

Discussions take place at Penrose Library in the Aspen meeting room. Discussions are open to everyone and registration is not required.

Copies of Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian visions are available in the PPLD collection and in the Penrose reference collection.

Meeting Date/Time: 

2nd Tuesdays from 6:45 - 8:45 p.m.


February 12, 2019 - “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man,” a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky

March 12, 2019 - Selection from Book 1 of Mencius by Mencius

April 9, 2019 - Selection from Book 7 of The Politics by Aristotle (meeting in the Children’s Room)

May 14, 2019 - “A Framework for Utopia” from Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick

June 11, 2019 - Selections from Books 14 and 19 of The City of God by Saint Augustine

July 9, 2019 - Selection from the pamphlet The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl

August 13, 2019 - Third essay from A New View of Society by Robert Owen

September 10, 2019 - “The Soul of Man Under Socialism,” an essay by Oscar Wilde

October 8, 2019 - “The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State, a selection from Chapter 5 of The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin

November 12, 2019 - A selection from the novel We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

December 10, 2019 - “The Machine Stops,” a short story by E. M. Forster

Wendy (719) 233-1411

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