The good people at the Liberty Fund, who brought us the indispensable Online Library of Liberty (among many other useful programs), have launched a new web project this winter: the Library of Law and Liberty, including a blog with discussions of everything from Benedict XVI’s view of how natural law can repair the defects of religious fundamentalism and secular rationalism to “The Tragedy of Nonoriginalism and Substantive Due Process” (playing off of Timothy Sandefur’s Cato Unbound essay). It’s well worth bookmarking. The site joins a growing number of other high-toned classical-liberal online journals, not least Cato Unbound itself and the Pileus blog.
The Liberty Fund is an intellectually capacious organization — publisher not only of much James Buchanan, Hayek, and Mises, but also Richard Weaver and Michael Oakeshott — so I have high hopes the new project will include a healthy contingent of traditionalist conservatives mixing it up with the libertarians and Straussians. (One thing we could really use is an Oakeshottian approach to the law, a field in which dogmas and interests continually disguise themselves as impartial theories of justice and historical investigations.)