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Fall 2017 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 104 of the Campus Center, Sage College, Albany, unless otherwise noted at the site.


Next session will be Thursday, May 24, 1:30 - 3:30 in Room 104 of Sage Campus Center, Albany.

We are reading Kenan Malik’s The Quest for a Moral Compress. We are up to Chapter 5, to be moderated by Joel. I will do chapter 6.

Today’s session had strong attendance, including two newbies. Everyone participated. 

I’ve been reading Harari’s Homo Deus, A Short History of Tomorrow. A kind of sequel to his Sapiens that we read, it is really a meditation on the human condition and psychology. I mention it because it is chock full of material that I think would make for good discussions in our group. In fact, so much so that we might never get to the end of it. (Often I write a blog commentary about a book. This one has already prompted me to draft up FOUR of them on interesting topics — and I’m not even halfway through it!)F.R.

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.