At the core of a democracy lies conversation. The ability to talk with one another about the issues before us, and to come together and share our many perspectives is a vital aspect of a thriving democratic society. Discussions grounded in a book can be particularly fertile for productive exchanges—giving everyone in the conversation a common point of reference for examining and articulating their ideas.
Join us for a nation-wide conversation on George Orwell’s 1984 from October 9-15, 2017.
Participants from around the country will gather, online and in local groups, to discuss George Orwell’s novel 1984. Together we will delve into 1984, a book that raises questions that are at the core of living in a democracy, including the nature of citizenship, the sources of power, and what it takes to be a leader, to be courageous and to love another human being. These themes are broad, common to the human experience, and cross all partisan boundaries.
The discussions will be lead by moderators who will serve as guides rather than experts on the book, asking questions rather than providing the answers.