New Course on Federalism

Federalism has been in the news a lot in 2020-21.

But what is federalism?  Why should we care about it?  Why did the framers devise the federal system? The framers faced a lot of distrust when setting up the Constitution: how did they use federalism to overcome some of that distrust? How has our federal system changed over time?  What are the pros and cons of American federalism?  All of these questions are answered in our new short course.  Click here:

As with all of our products, it has been reviewed by experts in topic, with care taken to avoid ideological bias.  

It consists of four parts, some as short as 5 minutes, others 14 to 17 minutes.  You can take it slow or read the whole thing in less than an hour.

Our portfolio of short courses also includes a 7 part series on the presidency, a 2 part course on political trust and distrust, a review of fear and fear-mongering, an exploration of the concepts of republic and democracy, an exploration of the value of liberal republican democracy, and a review of what governments do for us. We also feature a growing Glossary and a series of short educational articles on a variety of topics.

We would very much like to hear from you regarding this new course or any of our other short courses. What should we work on next? Write to us at

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