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Criticism Of The Great Books-Based Curricula At St. John’s College

May 21, 2007

Phil Torres, a former student at St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD) – a “great books school,” constructed a website that is critical of his alma mater’s curriculum. You can find his biography here.

While I don’t agree with all of Mr. Torres’ criticisms (some are creditable and others are a bit shrill), I will add his site in the Great Books section at the bottom right of H&E. Everyone needs to know the potential downsides – subjective or not – before getting involved in such an endeavor. – TL

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