The death knell of the age of liberalism could be heard in the cannonades of the First World War, a war which inaugurated the age of planning and the apotheosis of the total state. Understanding the path to this horrible turning point and its impacts is crucial in understanding the course of modern civilization. In this course, historian Hunt Tooley, the author ofThe Western Front: Battleground and Home Front in the First World War, will detail the causes and course of The Great War from an anti-state, revisionist perspective. The course will take a holistic approach, connecting the economics of war to the poets of war to the battle fronts to the home fronts; the shell factories to the trenches to the “Spanish Flu.”
All readings for the course will be free and available online.
Independent study courses are courses that were presented live in the past. These courses are now offered at a discount to anyone who wants to study independently. All courses include lecture recordings, slides, a complete hyper-linked syllabus, automatically-graded quizzes, and a discussion forum. Professors are not available for academic support for these independent study courses.