Are you interested in history and economics from a pro-freedom perspective, but don’t know where to begin or which sources you can trust?
Do you wish you could defend yourself more effectively in discussions with friends, family, and colleagues?
Is your history teacher or professor giving you a biased version of history? Is your economics professor obsessed with “market failure”?
Do you read articles critical of the free society and wish you could answer them?
Are you tired of propaganda and eager to learn the truth?
Then Liberty Classroom is for you.
To be sure, there is no shortage of sources from which you can learn history and economics. Plenty of courses can be found for purchase on DVD. But the drawbacks are significant: (1) they’re expensive; (2) you have no way of knowing what point of view the professor is going to propagate; and (3) you can’t interact with that professor, or with other students who have similar interests.
That’s where the Liberty Classroom comes in. Now you can learn real American and European history, as well as free-market economics in the tradition of the Austrian School, from professors you can trust in an inexpensive online classroom that meets whenever you want it to. Lectures are available in both video and audio format. Discussion boards allow you to ask questions of faculty and discuss course content with fellow students.
Our U.S. history courses – one of which extends from the colonial period through Reconstruction, and the other from the late nineteenth century to the present – are taught by Dr. Kevin Gutzman, Dr. Brion McClanahan, and me. (Click here to see the topics covered in the first; click here for the second.)
I think we make a pretty good team. Dr. Gutzman, co-author with me of Who Killed the Constitution? The Federal Government vs. American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama, is also the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution and James Madison and the Making of America. Dr. McClanahan is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers and The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution. And I wrote, among other books, the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown.
With a faculty like this, you can bet you’ll be learning history you won’t find in any textbook.
Or look at the astonishing array of topics covered in our Western civilization course. (Click here to see.) Imagine having the chance to learn all that, taught by a professor who happens to like Western civilization. That professor is Dr. Jason Jewell, chairman of the department of humanities at Faulkner University and an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
There is growing interest these days in Austrian economics, the school of thought that boasts such free-market giants as Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, and Murray Rothbard, since the Austrians predicted the collapse of 2008. We’re offering a full-year micro/macro sequence in Austrian economics, taught by Dr. Mark Brandly, adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Check out the topics.
Isn’t this material you wish you knew more about, but might have thought you didn’t have time to learn – or simply didn’t know where to begin? Liberty Classroom teaches it to you in bite-size chunks, at your own pace.
Don’t have time to read? No problem. Just watch or listen to the lectures, and be amazed at how much you learn.
But if you do want to read more about these subjects, our professors eliminate the guesswork. For every topic covered they recommend the most reliable books and sources. No more trial and error: now you’ll know what’s worth your limited time, and what isn’t.
As we reach certain membership thresholds, we intend to add more courses.
Members get access to all this – a complete overview of U.S. history (the equivalent of two courses), a history of Western civilization (the first course is available now, with the second coming in January 2012), a full survey of Austrian economics (another two courses), along with discussion boards and additional courses to come — for just $99 per year. That’s about the price of a course and a half from the Teaching Company. But in the Liberty Classroom you can interact in discussion forums, gain access to five courses (with more to come!), and be confident you’re learning from reliable and sympathetic faculty.
Where can you find a better deal than that?
The distortions and omissions of the political, media, and academic establishments have gone on long enough. The Liberty Classroom offers you a unique opportunity to learn these crucial subjects from scholars committed to the truth.
I know you’ll be thrilled with what we have in store for you. I’m looking forward to some great discussions. Join us today!
Thomas Woods, Ph.D.
Founder, Liberty Classroom