Burt Blumert, founder of the Center for Libertarian Studies and an indispensable help in getting Antiwar.com and LewRockwell.com (and many other anti-war, anti-state projects) off the ground, died this morning. Here’s Eric Garris’s remembrance. And here’s Lew Rockwell’s.

Blumert was an uproariously funny public speaker, and equally good on the printed page. His Bagels, Barry Bonds, and Rotten Politicians is well worth a read.