Good Stuff at Libertarian Labyrinth
He also describes a local "decentralized alternative education project" he's involved in:
And i've been dusting off the notes for a short course on Midwest Radicalism (New Harmony to Lawsonomy, more or less) that i've promised to teach in some informal setting this fall. Currently, i'm a teacher without a classroom, doing a lot of very informal educational work in front of coffee shops, on streetcorners, on the back steps at 3am with a half-rack of Natty Light, etc. And, honestly, that stuff is often as good as what goes on in university classrooms, but that's not saying all that much. So. . .
I did some solitary brainstorming yesterday, over a nice Grounds for Thought dark roast, and then ran what i came up with past as many of the usual sympathetic suspects as i could find on short notice. The response was positive, so here's something like a proposal:
This MUTUAL SKUAL (yeah, forgive me, ok?) will present short courses (1-5 weekly meetings of 2-3 hourse each) on a variety of topics.
My favorite part:
Instructor/facilitators will be encouraged to make an argument, be specific, even or especially where it generates controversy.
Aha! Actual learning through dialectic, as opposed to imparting the conventional wisdom under a pose of "objectivity." When you get this project well underway, Shawn, how about starting a cable news network?
There's a lot of other detail on various categories of course outlines, all of which are expected to be "heavy on sources for additional reading." Joe Bob says check it out.