Here at Liberty Classroom we have monthly live sessions that supplement our downloadable courses. The next one will feature our U.S. historians — Kevin Gutzman, Brion McClanahan, and Tom Woods — and will take place Thursday, August 16, at 8:00pm ET. Each one of us wrote a book in Regnery’s Politically Incorrect Guide series. Just click on “Live Sessions” at the top of the Liberty Classroom page, or go directly to http://www.LibertyClassroom.com/live. See you there!
Here’s a nice overview of what we’re trying to do here at Liberty Classroom:
Before the technological revolution made something like Liberty Classroom possible, we might have been sitting around wondering how to reform the universities. Talk about hopeless.
But in this day and age, we don’t even need to reform the universities. We can simply go around them….
I’ve written a lot of books and articles, and made a lot of YouTube videos, that take direct aim at the establishment view of history and at various forms of anti-market economics. Liberty Classroom does plenty of this as well. But it goes much deeper. It doesn’t just challenge myths and refute fallacies. It builds from the ground up, teaching each course the way it should be taught in the first place.
The better our intellectual foundation, the more formidable and effective we’ll be.
All the lectures can be viewed on a user’s computer or mobile devices, but each one is also available in an audio-only format for use while driving or walking. And each one is accompanied by links to recommended reading and other resources.
We supplement the courses with live sessions, in which users can ask questions directly of the faculty, who appear on their screens. We also have discussion forums, so if there’s something you’d like to know, an article you’d like to answer, or whatever, our faculty and our other members will be glad to help.
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The awful Sedition Act was passed this month in 1798. To commemorate this properly, we’re giving away signed copies of my book Nullification to the next 20 subscribers of LibertyClassroom.com. That’ll show John Adams!
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Writes Gordon Crovitz:
It’s an urban legend that the government launched the Internet. The myth is that the Pentagon created the Internet to keep its communications lines up even in a nuclear strike. The truth is a more interesting story about how innovation happens—and about how hard it is to build successful technology companies even once the government gets out of the way….
If the government didn’t invent the Internet, who did? Vinton Cerf developed the TCP/IP protocol, the Internet’s backbone, and Tim Berners-Lee gets credit for hyperlinks.
But full credit goes to the company where Mr. Taylor worked after leaving ARPA: Xerox. It was at the Xerox PARC labs in Silicon Valley in the 1970s that the Ethernet was developed to link different computer networks. Researchers there also developed the first personal computer (the Xerox Alto) and the graphical user interface that still drives computer usage today.
Here’s the whole article: “Who Really Invented the Internet?” Is Crovitz right? I don’t have the knowledge to say, so I welcome your comments.
For our July session, I’ll be joined by Jason Jewell, who teaches the Western civilization courses you guys have been enjoying. Please join us by clicking here at 9:30pm ET tonight!