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Spring 2014 Schedule



 Meetings are held from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from September through early June with occasional exceptions, and holiday recesses. They will be held in room 101 of the Campus Center, Sage College, Albany, unless otherwise noted at the site.


I have now read about half of our next book, THE SEDUCTION of UNREASON. This is what happens when we pick a book nobody has actually read. The introductory sections are written in Academic-ese, and pretty quickly I was saying to myself, am I going to have to (try to) read 300 pages like this? Happily though, the rest of the book is written in a language more resembling English. It is largely intelligible, and should provide at least SOME fodder for discussion, though I don’t think we will want to go through it page by page as is our usual custom. The book might have been titled, “A History of Bad Ideas (in Germany and France).” I had been hoping for some insight into what makes such ideas attractive to many people; and while there is some of that, the book is mostly descriptive and critical. At least the author is generally on what I consider to be the right side of these issues (unlike one book we read full of bad ideas (“On The Muslim Question”)).

Anyway, next session will be Thursday, APRIL 27, 1:30 to 3:30 PM in Room 101 of Sage, Albany.

For information, contact Frank Robinson at 482-2639 or
Newcomers are always welcome.

Directions to room 101: Enter the Campus Center parking lot from Academy Road (one block south of New Scotland Ave., and actually the second entrance to the Sage Campus when coming from New Scotland).  Enter either door when proceeding from parking lot, and go to the right.  Room 101 is down the hall through one or two doors, and on the left.   If per chance you have parked at the administration building, walk over to the Campus Center, and from that entrance, turn left and proceed down the corridor as above.

If you want to be included on the CDHS Book Seminar elist and be kept fully up to date, please contact Frank Robinson at frank(at) and provide your name, email address, and telephone number.