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Hillsdale College in Michigan opened registration for a new, free, not-for-credit, online course, “Winston Churchill and Statesmanship.” The six-week course, taught by Hillsdale College President Larry P. Arnn, examines the life, lessons and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.

Winston S. Churchill was the greatest statesman of the twentieth 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 the Second World War, 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.

Dr. Arnn is now the Editor of the Document Volumes of the Official Biography of Sir Winston S. Churchill, which are published by Hillsdale College Press. Dr. Arnn worked as a research assistant for Official Biographer Sir Martin Gilbert in the 1970s and assumed responsibility for compiling the remaining Document Volumes after Sir Martin passed away earlier this year. The most recent volume, 1943: One Continent Redeemed, has just been published.

“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 starting October 5th 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

For more information about the course or to register for “Winston Churchill and Statesmanship,” please CLICK HERE.

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