Review of Roosevelt Montás’s Rescuing Socrates – How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation

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Reviewed by Max Lykins, Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy and Lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Virginia.

According to Lykins, in exploring how reading great works allows us to better understand both the universal and particular aspects of our existence, Montás “has written a book that does not simply argue for a liberal education but demonstrates the experience of it.”