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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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Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

As part of the overthrow of the French monarchy in 1789, this document served as the first attempt at capturing the ideals of a possible French Republic.

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Buckle, Henry Thomas (1821-1862)

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

Buckle was a great British historian of the 19th century who dedicated his life to completing a comprehensive history of English culture.

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Progress

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

Libertarians celebrate increasing individual liberties as the main fuel for human progress - material, moral, and intellectual.

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Equality

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

A libertarian focus on equality mostly focuses on the notion of equal rights and justice systems must operate in a way that maintains these rights.

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Religion and Liberty

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

Freedom of worship is an individual right and natural right that many people and groups have fought for throughout history.

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Abolitionism

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

Abolitionism was the 19th century anti-slavery movement promoting equal civil and political rights for African Americans and the rejection of slavery.