Why I started Socrates Cafe

Why I started Socrates Cafe

One day in August 1996, I took a deep breath and walked into a Borders Bookstore in a nondescript shopping mall in Wayne, New Jersey, twenty miles southeast of New York City, and introduced myself to the store’s ‘community events coordinator.’ I told her of this idea...
Democracy Cafe, the Podcast

Democracy Cafe, the Podcast

Always love it when I find a new passion that blends and builds on longstanding ones.  I have been truly fascinated with people and their stories since I was a wee one, and hopefully Democracy Cafe and Socrates Cafe both are a reflection of that — at their most...

Passing along the torch

Not only are our flagship endeavors, Socrates Cafe and Democracy Cafe, a moveable philosophical and democratical (my invention) feast — gathering places and spaces sometimes close, so people have to find a new venue at which to convene (the Socrates Cafe I...

Democracy Cafe now in Poland

Very cool that our new initiative, ‘Democracy Cafe, A System Unrigged, is catching on abroad. Here’s an email we just received: Democracy Cafe and Socrates Cafe in Kraków, Poland Hi Chris, a little update from us from Kraków, Poland – we start with 2...