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Great Books Connections

Talking Service Expands in Southern Illinois

On Thursday, August 11, the Great Books Foundation hosted a Talking Service workshop with representatives from Illinois Humanities along with facilitators who will bring Talking Service to Carbondale, Illinois. We worked out logistics, finalized dates, and prepared a syllabus of readings that will develop and encourage thoughtful discussion. We’d like
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“Why you think you’re right—even if you’re wrong”

Are you intrigued when someone’s perspective challenges your own, or are you more likely to defend your own viewpoint no matter what? Take 10 minutes to listen to this fascinating Ted talk by writer Julia Galef about how our mindset impacts how we interpret, process information, and evaluate evidence. Listen
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“Are you a Junior Great Books Alumni?”

We’re looking for you!  With the help of our good friends at WFMT, Chicago’s public radio station, we’re launching an exciting new Junior Great Books® alumni outreach initiative. Starting today, August 15—and the following three weeks—WFMT will air 60-second messages inviting former Junior Great Books participants to tell us
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