Miguel Monjardino

About Miguel Monjardino

Miguel Monjardino is Professor of Geopolitics and Geostrategy at the Portuguese Catholic University in Lisbon. Dr. Monjardino also serves as a foreign affairs columnist for Expresso.

A Liberal Education

By |2017-06-19T09:09:53-05:00June 18th, 2017|Categories: Great Books, Iliad, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, St. John's College, Timeless Essays|

Liberal arts, taught correctly, are essential in a liberal democratic republic. A liberal arts education can prepare citizens for life in a republic that cherishes its liberty… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Miguel Monjardino as he explores the necessity of a liberal education to a democratic [...]

A Liberal Education

By |2015-05-27T13:22:37-05:00March 26th, 2014|Categories: Education, Eva Brann, Featured, Liberal Arts, Liberal Learning, St. John's College|Tags: |

This June, I spent a week reading and listening to many conversations about Homer’s Iliad at St. John’s College, Annapolis. The rules of a Summer Classics seminar are simple, explained the legendary tutor Ms. Eva Brann (instructors are addressed formally at the school). To start with, one should have read the book being discussed. Then it’s [...]