From the ongoing new and interesting stuff appearing at Libertarianism.org:
- The philosopher J. C. Lester joined us as a guest blogger. He’s put up four posts so far, all explaining his theory of “critical‐rationalist libertarianism,” which draws on the thinking of Karl Popper to argue that it is epistemologically impossible to justify theories. “One can only admit that libertarianism is a conjecture and deal with criticisms of it,” Lester writes. Lester’s writing brought responses from the Libertarianism.org bloggers: John Samples, Jason Kuznicki, and me.
- David Boaz wrote his first blog post at Libertarianism.org, arguing for the reality–and recognition–of moral progress.
- George H. Smith posted a new Excursions essay, part of his series on the intellectual roots of state education. This time, Smith turned to the views of Plato’s most famous student.
- Jonathan Blanks published a controversial essay, “Why ‘Libertarian’ Defenses of the Confederacy and ‘States’ Rights’ are Incoherent,” as well as a lengthy response to his critics.