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George H. Smith

George H. 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 and most recent book, The System of Liberty, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

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The Right to Rule

by David S. D’Amato on Oct 1, 2015

We reject the idea that some people are born superior to others, with a right to rule them. What, then, if anything, justifies a state’s power over its citizens?

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Reflections on Freedom of Religion

by George H. Smith on Jul 3, 2015

Smith explains how government is responsible for many of the current controversies over religious freedom.

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Freethought and Freedom: Skepticism

by George H. Smith on May 1, 2015

Pyrrhonic skepticism had a tremendous influence on religious debates in post-Reformation Europe.