Roosevelt Montás CC '95, GSAS '96, GSAS '04 to Publish Debut Book, "Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation"

In this very personal book, Roosevelt reflects on the experience of immigrating to the United States as a teenager and attending Columbia as a low-income student in the early 1990s—where his encounter with the Core Curriculum profoundly reoriented his life. Drawing on more than two decades teaching in the Core Curriculum and a decade serving as its director, Roosevelt examines why liberal education is imperiled in today’s university and makes a compelling case for its revitalization. You can read an early review of the book here. It will be released on November 16 by Princeton University Press.

October 27, 2021