Virtual Event: Roosevelt Montás at the American Enterprise InstituteRescuing Socrates


What is the value of a liberal education? The traditional undergraduate education and its rigorous engagement with the classics of Western thought and literature are all but extinct in American universities. Many academics attack the very idea of a Western canon as chauvinistic, while the general public increasingly doubts the value of the humanities.

Join AEI’s Benjamin Storey and Jenna Silber Storey for a conversation with Columbia University’s Roosevelt Montás on his book, “Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation” (Princeton University Press, 2021); the transformational power of a liberal education; and the particular relevance of the classical canon to members of historically marginalized communities.

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