Foreigners welcome: Or Allexis de Tocqueville on the history of the CIA

CIA SealA friend from Down Under inquires:

“The History of the CIA, course sounds intriguing, to say the least. I don’t suppose it’s open to ‘foreign aliens’?

‘Foreign aliens’ are welcome to the CIA history course. Especially Australians.
Don’t worry about being on the other side of the world. The asynchronous learning system makes it possible to listen to the lectures and participate in the online discussions in any time zone.

It might be hard for you to make my Friday afternoon office hours on Skype, since that will be the middle of the night for you.  But we can coordinate setting up a more convenient time to discuss the CIA.

I have taught this class to students from the University of Sydney and their brash opinions elevated the class discussion to a new level.  One of my premises of the course comes from Alexis de Tocqueville who said:

“There are something Americans can only learn from foreigners.”

So non-Americans are not only welcome to my course. They are essential.

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