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PEBC Discusses Democracy in America (volume 1)

January 9, 2016

When:
March 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2016-03-29T18:00:00-05:00
2016-03-29T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Henry George School
30 E Adams St. #1207
Chicago
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bob Matter
312 450 2906
image credit: Wikimedia Commons

image credit: Wikimedia Commons

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont were sent by the French government to study the American prison system. In his later letters Tocqueville indicates that he and Beaumont used their official business as a pretext to study American society instead. They arrived in New York City in May of that year and spent nine months traveling the United States, studying the prisons, and collecting information on American society, including its religious, political, and economic character.

Wikipedia

Democracy in America was one of the products of this trip. It’s available in several translations, some free such as this one and this one, also free in audio format.  On March 29, the Political Economy Book Club will discuss volume 1.

PEBC meetings are free and open to everyone who has read and wishes to talk about the book under discussion. Convenor Bob Matter appreciates an RSVP if possible.

A subsequent meeting will discuss volume 2

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"Shall we try to be generous before we have learned how to be just?"
- Henry George