THURSDAYS: MARCH 7, MARCH 14, MARCH 21, and MARCH 28, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Instructors: Brian Wilson and Ray Hughel

What are the ideas that have most profoundly changed the world? Where did these ideas come from, how did they spread, and what has been their result? Join Brian Wilson, Co-Founder of Combat & Classics, and Ray Hughel of the O’Neil Center and SMU Cox School of Business for four weekly classes exploring the genesis of revolutionary ideas through seminal texts from six classic thinkers and contemporary scholar Dierdre McCloskey.

Seating for this seminar-style class is limited to 25 per weekly session. You may sign up for the full class and ensure your seat or register for individual sessions.

Session 1: American Revolution: Selections from Mill, Locke and De Tocqueville

Session 2: French Revolution: Selections from Rousseau

Session 3: Communist Revolution: Selections from The Communist Manifesto

Session 4:  The Great Enrichment: Selections from Dierdre McCloskey

SOLD OUT – Registration: $125 Nonmembers, $110 Members, $50 Educator Members


BRIAN WILSON is a Marine veteran and Co-Founder of Combat and Classics, which explores the nature of man in conflict and cooperation through drama and dialogue.


RAY HUGHEL is the Economic Education Specialist at the William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at SMU’s Cox School of Business.


This seminar is brought to you with the support of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom.