July 20, 1996 Video Collection

George H. Smith on the Moral Right to Resist Authority

George H. Smith examines the moral right of resistance to government, with an emphasis on the period of the American Revolution.

In this lecture given at a 1996 conference of the International Society of Individual Liberty, George H. Smith speaks generally on the moral right of resistance to government and particularly from the historical perspective of the American Revolution.

Smith was formerly Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Humane Studies, a lecturer on American History for Cato Summer Seminars, and Executive Editor of Knowledge Products. Smith’s fourth book, Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.