The American Left: From Liberalism to Despotism

Discover the Origins and Key Ideas of the Modern American Left

American politics has been transformed in recent years as large portions of the federal bureaucracy, military, the media, and corporate America have embraced the ideas of the 1960s radical Left.

This transformation has brought ideas like transgenderism, identity politics, and global government—which were formerly relegated to the fringes of academia—into the mainstream of American public life. The result of this turn can be seen in the radical gender ideology pushed in our nation’s classrooms, the lawlessness at our border and in many of our cities, and the economic policies that continue to hollow out the American middle class.

Our free online course, “The American Left: From Liberalism to Despotism,” moves beyond a superficial account of American politics in order to provide an in-depth explanation of the philosophical origins of America’s radical movements and how they have overtaken America’s institutions.

In this advanced course, you’ll discover:

  • the differences between midcentury liberals and the radicals who revolted against them.
  • how post-sixties radicals gained power in government bureaucracies and educational institutions.
  • the principles of neoliberalism that arose in the late 1970s and how these ideas changed the morality and economy of America.
  • the reasons America’s political and business elite embraced the woke ideology of the Left during Barack Obama’s second term.

The course includes 11 lectures, each approximately 30 minutes long. You can receive a completion certificate for the course by watching the lecture videos, submitting a short quiz after each lecture, and passing a comprehensive course quiz at the end. You will also have access to optional materials to aid your learning: supplementary Q and A videos, study guides, and a discussion board. The best part is that you can do all of this at your own pace and in a manner that best fits your schedule.

These lessons are designed to explain the nature and direction of politics today and to provide a path for a return to republican government in America.

Enroll in this free course on the American Left today!

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What students say

This course provides the most important and forgotten facts of history. The level of detail in the content of the course is wonderful and very informative. I am understanding in detail what I previously understood in a more abstract way. 

– Oriana

Explains, from an academic viewpoint, the actors and ideology involved in America's cultural and moral decline, from Progressivism to Wokeism. 

– Ed

I love the systematic way it is broken into sections that are easy to follow. I especially loved the recap given at the beginning of each section. This course was clearly executed and offered unique insight without much overt opinion from the professor. It helped me draw my own conclusions, relate the information to the present day, and gain insight to where the American left has ended up today.

– Anastasia