Liberty Classroom Review 2017 – Is it Worth It?
Liberty Classroom is Tom Woods’ signature product. But what do people have to say about it? If you’re interested in finding out what it’s like once you actually buy the program, then this review of Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom is for you.
When I first looked into the course, it was only to see if it would be a good fit as a gift for my more libertarian friends. I didn’t expect to buy the product myself, since I already listened to the Tom Woods Show. I figured I had already heard most of the course already. What else was there to know? As it turns out, there was a lot I didn’t know:
And here are even more of the courses Liberty Classroom has to offer:
I saw that there were a lot more subjects than what is talked about on the show. “Western Civilization” and “History of Political Thought” soon became my two favorite courses.
But when I first saw them, I thought, “How would I ever make time to listen to these courses? I already listen to a lot of podcasts, I just won’t have the time!”
As it turns out, once I started listening, I liked the Liberty Classroom lectures more than my other podcasts. This includes the Tom Woods Show itself (Sorry, Tom). I never thought I would miss an episode from my other podcasts, but now I had a new favorite thing to listen to. Try it for yourself.
The structured, episodic format of the Liberty Classroom courses kept me hungry for the next lecture. It was like an addictive television show, with cliffhangers and all. And the best thing is that Liberty Classroom is constantly coming out with new courses.
If You’re Looking for More Engagement, the Forums are the Best
It took me a while to discover the Liberty Classroom forums. At first, I didn’t think I had much to contribute. But sometimes, I needed questions answered, so I thought I might as well post in the forum. As it turns out, the professors themselves also hang out in the forums, and are quick to respond to any question thrown their way.
Here’s a question asked by another Liberty Classroom user, and within 24 hours he received a response from Author and Professor Jeffery Herbener:
The forums are a great place to talk about the Liberty Classroom courses or general topics, and the forums are organized neatly with subforums each class and lecture.
Still Not Sure About It?
Liberty Classroom has some of its course lectures online for free. Unfortunately, the free lectures are only in YouTube format, and I much prefer the mp3 files to listen while I drive. If you’re interested in trying out a lecture, check out the free ones here. When you become a member, you get them in .mp3 format.
You even get half of course (U.S. Constitutional History) for free!
Liberty Classroom: The Price
There are three tiers of Liberty Classroom: Basic, Basic Plus, and Master.
Basic gets you one year of the courses online, and any new courses that are added during your yearly subscription. However, you don’t get access to the forums. The “normal price” is less than $10 per month ($119 for the year), but Tom is always having discounts so I would look out for that (it’s currently on sale for less than $8 per month or $89). There’s also a not-so-secret way to get the price discounted even more. We’ll get to that at the end.
Basic Plus gets you a year of everything: the courses, the future courses, the forums, and the live Q&As with the professors. This is a great package at the “normal price” of less than $13 per month ($149) but again, it’s on sale right now for less than $10 per month or $119.
Master gets you a lifetime subscription to everything: the courses, the future courses, the forums, and the live Q&As with the professors. Also, Tom throws in the added bonus of his 435 audio/video lessons from his Government and History Courses at the Ron Paul Curriculum. These lessons are good for adults as well as students, and it would be a great thing to share with any highschool/middle school-aged children you think might be interested.
This is a ton of content, and it’s for life. The “normal” price is $597, but as of right now, it’s on sale for $497, and for what you’re getting, it’s an incredible value. Considering all the stuff Tom releases for free (his Podcasts and many of his books), I don’t think my money could go to a better guy.
But Here’s The (Not-So) Secret
Tom has a page dedicated to giving you coupon codes for buying Liberty classroom. The coupons are always changing (as well as the discounts), so if you are interested in joining the thousands in Liberty Classroom, definitely save yourself some money by buying it with the coupon codes.
If you’re looking for a legitimate alternative to the “free courses online” of Coursera and the like, who often regurgitate the government-approved opinions on History, Economics, and Political Thought, then Liberty Classroom is the best thing for you.
I truly believe that the course has made me much more knowledgeable and well-prepared to debate major topics. It is completely worth my money and time, and I’m happy to call myself a Liberty Classroom member.
Pull the trigger today, and you’ll thank yourself for it later!
Very Truly Yours,