November 9, 2011 8:17AM

Libertarianism: It Isn’t Just for Books Any More

If you haven’t already visited our new website, Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org, you should check it out. And if you have already visited, note that there’s new material going up all the time. One of the most interesting parts of the site for long‐​time libertarians will be a continuing stream of never‐​before‐​seen videos of talks by F. A. HayekMilton FriedmanMurray RothbardJoan Kennedy Taylor, and more. In his 1983 lecture, Hayek talks about the evolution of morality. In a 1990 talk to the International Society for Individual Liberty, Friedman chides Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises for what he considers dogmatism and an absence of humility. I was at that speech, and I remember it generated a lot of discussion afterward.

But there’s more! Weekly columns on the history of libertarian ideas by George H. Smith. Classic essays from Robert Nozick, Julian Simon, and Milton Friedman — not to mention Herbert Spencer, Alexis de Tocqueville, Adam Smith, and Mary Wollstonecraft — on various aspects of liberty. Recommended reading lists on introductory books, libertarian theory, history, and the most incisive critics of libertarianism. And of course I can’t resist recommending my own 20‐​minute talk, exclusive to Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org, “An Introduction to Libertarian Thought,” in our video series Exploring Liberty.

More “Exploring Liberty” videos will be coming soon. Editor Aaron Ross Powell has 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.