The most important and influential course in my college education was a seminar course devoted to one of the Great Books, Plato’s Republic. The rest pretty much vanished after the finals.

St. John’s is an excellent school of its type, dedicated to giving students a fundamental liberal education. I’d be surprised if my work was unknown there. If it’s as good as I think it is, ideas are at the core of its curriculum, and it isn’t hostile to new ones. Whatever school you go to, if you limit yourself to what you learn in the classroom, you’ll “become ignorant to everything else.”

In my opinion, if you graduate from St. John’s, you’ll be a better educated person than 95% of college graduates, but you shouldn’t make your decision solely on my opinion.

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updated: 18 Jan 2003