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Dover Lifetime Learning announces classes

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Dover Lifetime Learning has announced two of its upcoming classes. They are described as follows:

Philosophy: Democracy & Tyranny

Would you prefer to live under a benevolent and thoughtful tyrant or a self-interested majority? Although we usually consider democracy and tyranny as being diametrically opposed to each other, they are more intimately related than would appear at first glance. With increasing evidence that democracy is becoming a contact sport, we will look at its opposite, tyranny, and see where one becomes the other. There will be short readings from our country's founding fathers and political philosophers with plenty of opportunities for discussion.
This class will be led by Maud Chaplin, Professor Emerita of Wellesley College. Classes will take place at the Dover Library's Community Room from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, September 21, October 5, 19, and November 2. The cost of these classes is $35.

Profiles in Courage

Gary L. Hylander, PhD, Boston College, will be teaching ‘Profiles in Courage.’

Gary L. Hylander, PhD, Boston College, will be teaching ‘Profiles in Courage.’

Ernest Hemingway once described courage as "grace under pressure." As an abstract noun, the word "courage" is an elusive word and difficult to define. And yet, we know what it is when we see it, experience it, or read about it.

Dover Lifetime Learning will present "Profiles in Courage" profiling four individuals: Anne Hutchinson, Eugene Debs, Alice Paul and Jackie Robinson, who, in their own way personified courage, right conduct and sense of duty.

Gary L. Hylander, PhD, Boston College, is an independent scholar who specializes as a presidential historian and is a renowned history professor in the Boston Area. Classes will take place at the Caryl Community Center, Room 108, Fridays 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. September 22, 29, October 6 and 13. The cost of these classes is $35.

Brochures can be obtained at the Dover Council on Aging office, Dover Library, local Dover churches and the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging’s website: coafriends.org. Dover Lifetime Learning classes are sponsored by the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging with the support of the Dover Council on Aging.

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