I’m not sure yet if I like George H. Smith, but he has written some good stuff. I’ll comment a bit on this reference.

http://www.libertarianism.org/publications/essays/excursions/roots-state-education-part-1-spartan-model

I find it remarkable that Plato and Aristotle preferred the Spartan system of education, and its obvious failures, to the Athenian laissez-faire education system (or lack there of, perhaps attitude is the better word), which had such obvious success, evident even in themselves.  Read the rest of this entry »