November 3, 2011 9:57AM

Announcing Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org

I’m pleased to announce the immediate launch of Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org, a new project from the Cato Institute.

Libertarianism is more than a set of policies about education, health care, defense, and trade. Behind those, providing their foundation, are ideas and history, the writings and actions of great men and women who have argued and fought for liberty. The mission of Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org is to express and discuss those ideas directly.

There’s a great deal to explore on the site. You can watch never‐​before‐​seen videos of talks by Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, Murray Rothbard, and Joan Kennedy Taylor, and read the first in a new series of weekly columns from George H. Smith.

I’ve written an introductory blog post with highlights–but I encourage you to just click over and look around.

And over the coming days, weeks, months, and years, we’ll be adding much more to Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org, including new videos, books, and essays. If you’d like to stay up to date, we’re on Facebook and Twitter.

So welcome to Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org. I hope you’ll stick around for a while, come back often, and join us in exploring the theory and history of liberty.