Hillsdale’s Online Churchill Course

by Richard Langworth on 30 September 2015

Dr. Larry Arnn

Dr. Larry Arnn conducts the Churchill course.

September 29th— Hillsdale College opened registration for a new, free, not-for-credit, online course, “Winston Churchill and Statesmanship,” which begins on Oct. 5. The six-week course, taught by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, examines the life, lessons and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. Register online at online.hillsdale.edu/Churchill.

This course is part of the battery of new programs offered by The Churchill Project for the Study of Statesmanship, which I am honored to serve as a senior fellow. I warmly recommend this illuminating, stimulating, and above all accurate, free course as a mini-education on Churchill’s statesmanship, conducted by an indefatigable scholar and a friend of 40 years. 

Winston S. Churchill was the leading statesman of the 20th century, and one of the greatest in all of history. From a young age, Churchill understood the unique dangers of modern warfare, and he worked to respond to them. Though best known for his leadership during World War II, he was also a great defender of constitutionalism. A close study of Churchill’s words and deeds offers timeless lessons about the virtues, especially prudence, required for great statesmanship.

“Churchill’s life and career may be the best example modern historians have of what it means to be a statesman, providing timeless lessons of justice and injustice, of life and death, and how to lead with strength and conviction,” said Dr. Arnn.

The course consists of six 30-40 minute sessions, which are released every Monday and are available on-demand once published:

Week 1 – “Why Study Churchill?”
October 5, 2015

Week 2 – “The Problem of Modern War”
October 12, 2015

Week 3 – “A Strategy for Modern War”
October 19, 2015

Week 4 – “The Problem of Modern Politics”
October 26, 2015

Week 5 – “Churchill’s Plan for Freedom”
November 2, 2015

Week 6 – “What Churchill Teaches Us About Our Time”
November 9, 2015

Hillsdale College offers a catalog of free online courses taught by its faculty in subjects ranging from the Constitution, education, great books, and economics. More than 830,000 students have generated more than 1.2 million course enrollments since the program launched in autumn 2011.

For more information or to register for “Winston Churchill and Statesmanship,” click here.

About Hillsdale College

Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 2.9 million.


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