Hillsdale College was founded in 1844 with a mission to provide "all who wish to learn" the education necessary to preserve the civil and religious liberties of America. The founders of Hillsdale College understood, like the founders of our great nation, that free government requires independent, virtuous, and knowledgeable citizens.
In 2011 Hillsdale launched its online courses program to extend this mission and to teach the core subjects of a Hillsdale education free of charge. Since that time, more than 2.6 million Americans have partnered with us in this effort.
"To save America, we must first understand what we are trying to save. But for decades now our media and academic elite have presented a distorted view of the history and principles of America. Their aim is transform our government and way of life.
That’s why I’m urging everyone to take Hillsdale’s free online course, “American Citizenship and Its Decline,” taught by the excellent Victor Davis Hanson.
This course reveals the history and meaning of American citizenship and the primary threats to our freedom today. By taking the course, you’ll learn the origins of citizenship in the West, the importance of a middle class to free government, the origins and nature of tribal politics, the growing threat of the deep state, the problem with global government and the Great Reset, and much more.
The lesson of the course is that a lot depends on us—American citizens—and it requires us to learn the truth about America’s history and the threat to our freedom.
Like all of Hillsdale’s courses, “American Citizenship and Its Decline” is free and easy to access whenever you have time to learn.
I’ve now completed twelve of Hillsdale’s free online courses, and this is one of my favorites. Begin today. It will be one of the very best things you do."
Sign up for American Citizenship and Its Decline here