"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." -Plutarch
The Open Society Salon is a friendly social club inspired by the Salon's of Europe during the age of Enlightenment. In keeping with this inspiriation, the Salon aims engage in intelligent and vigorous conversation and affect public opinion to the extent possible.
Do you like to read and discuss history, the arts, literature, science, politics, philosophy or economics? Join us bi-weekly for beer, pizza and good conversation.
"The supreme advantage of debate is that it compels a man to think.- George Jacob Holyoake
"He was a wise man who invented beer." - Plato
"Culture and Education are qualities found in persons who have first been taught to read and write and then have managed, against heavy odds, to cultivate their minds, to educate themselves." - Jacques Barzun
"Culture in whatever form -art, thought, history, religion- is for meditation and conversation." - Jacques Barzun
"My idea of good company, Mr. Elliot, is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company." "You are mistaken," said he gently, "that is not good company, that is the best.- Persuasion by Jane Austen
"If given the truth, [the people] can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts — and beer." - Lincoln
"Again, old man, you outfight the Argives in debate! ...if only I had ten men like Nestor to plan with me among Achaea's armies- then we could topple Priam's citadel in a day..." - King Agamemnon in Book 2, The Iliad, line 440