The day after Thanksgiving didn’t see one of these updates, so we’ve got two weeks of new content at Libertarianism.org to cover.
George H. Smith continued his Excursions series with the first two parts in an extended look at the Declaration of Independence. In part 1, Smith discussed the intellectual history behind the document’s famous reference to “unalienable” rights. In part 2, he turned to two instances of curious wording: the use of “self‐evident” and the lack of “property” in Jefferson’s list of inalienable rights.
We had a few new videos, too. In an addition to our “Libertarian View” series, Penn Jillette—magician and H. L. Menken research fellow at the Cato Institute—talks about what he sees as the important distinction between trying to convince someone that what you believe is true and just stating sincerely what you believe.
On November 29, we posted our first talk from Thomas Szasz. Speaking in 1994, the famous psychiatry skeptic addressed the problem of socialism in health care—an issue very much with us today.
And just today, we added a talk by Roger Garrison on monetary policy and central banking.
Finally, we had an extended—and ongoing—debate in the Free Thoughts blog between Julian Sanchez and Miles Pope on conceptions of morality in Jan Narveson’s The Libertarian Idea.
As always, there’s much more at Libertarianism.org. Keep up to date with everything new on the site by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.