As many of you probably know (after all, I talk about it all the time!), Tom Woods created a virtual academy several years ago with his excellent website, Liberty Classroom. As the traditional university continues to decay, drowning in its own subjective and swampy morass, Liberty Classroom offers a serious alternative–featuring lectures on economics, politics, constitutionalism, history, and literature.
The courses are offered by some of our greatest living scholars: Tom Woods; Kevin Gutzman; Jason Jewell; Jonathan Bean; and Brion McClanahan.
A year ago, Tom kindly invited me to become a member, and I’ve thoroughly (make that VERY VERY THOROUGHLY) enjoyed it. In fact, it’s not only one of the coolest things I’ve had the privilege of joining, but I also feel like we’re something akin to a religious order–preserving and promoting the best of human freedom and dignity.
Thus far, I’ve released two separate courses. The first is a comprehensive look at the American frontier, and the second is a course on mythology from ancient Greece to J.R.R. Tolkien.
At the moment, I am working on two new courses for Liberty Classroom. One is a vast and comprehensive look at science fiction, fantasy, and dystopian literature. I’ll look at the ideas behind each and the best writers of the last 100 years.
The second is a vast (again–quite vast) and details examination of the period historians generally refer to as “Jacksonian America.” I’ll consider economic, business, political, cultural, and religious history from the Lewis and Clark Expendition to the end of the Mexican War. In particular, I’ll focus on what happens when a constitutional republic devolves into a democratic empire.
So! Please join us. To subscribe to Liberty Classroom, please go here: http://www.libertyclassroom.com/dap/a/?a=8149