March 9, 2012 10:04AM

This Week at Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org

From the ongoing new and interesting stuff appearing at Lib​er​tar​i​an​ism​.org:

George H. Smith kicked off the week with a new Excursions, turning from the intellectual roots of state education–his topic of prior last three essays–to its earliest critics, beginning with Joseph Priestley, the Englishman who discovered oxygen. Smith is also featured in one of the new videos we posted: a 1996 lecture he gave on the moral right to resist authority.

Our Exploring Liberty series of original lectures on the theory and history of libertarianism gained a worthy addition. The economist David D. Friedman introduces and expands upon the idea of a free market in law that he first developed in his classic book, The Machinery of Freedom.

Trevor Burrus contributed a post to’s Free Thoughts blog on how libertarians should approach participating in politics. Writes Burrus,

In an age of increasing politicization it becomes more and more necessary to “win” libertarian goals through politics. It is crucial, however, that concessions to politics do not compromise the libertarian message that political choice must be limited in its reach. If we only focus on the next election, this message may be lost and politics will take over, perhaps forever.

We also added new video of Marshall Fritz–founder of the Alliance for the Separation of School and State and Advocates for Self‐​Government and creator of the World’s Smallest Political Quiz–speaking at an International Society of Individual Liberty conference about the need to keep government out of education.

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