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Teaching the Tea Party

06/18/2010

A mere ten days ago, public awareness of Hayek’s classic, The Road to Serfdom, exploded. The Mises Academy, with the reflexes and nimbleness that you’ll only find with an online, consumer-driven university, has turned on a dime to seize the moment.

In the weeks that follow, thousands of conservatives will be receiving a moving and powerful libertarian classic in the mail. They’re going to have questions (it’s not the easiest read in the world), and many of them will be wishing they had some kind of helpful guide to the text.

This summer, Thomas DiLorenzo will be available to serve as just the guide they need, in his online Mises Academy course, “The Road to Serfdom: Despotism, Then and Now“, which will run from July 5 through August 6.

If we can get the word out to the Tea Party movement, hopefully hundreds from all over the country will sign up, and be shown by Professor DiLorenzo why big-government conservatism should be rejected just as firmly as the big-government left.

And hopefully a great many of you wonderful libertarians also will sign up. This course will give you a deeper understanding of a beloved classic, and it is also a great opportunity for you to educate your fellow students in the course discussion forums and chatrooms, thereby contributing toward steering the Tea Party back toward the path of freedom.

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Dan Sanchez is a libertarian writer and an editor at the Foundation for Economic Education. He is a contributing editor at Antiwar.com, where he writes a regular column, and an independent journalist at Anti-Media. His work has frequently appeared at such websites as Zero Hedge, the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, and David Stockman's Contra Corner. His writings are collected at DanSanchez.me.