George H. Smith concludes the series with a look at Roy Childs’s evolving views on anarchism.
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.
George H. Smith turns to what may be Roy Childs’s most recognized role in the libertarian movement: book reviewer.
George H. Smith tackles several misconceptions about the theory of anarchism—and contrasts it with the condition of anarchy.
“The idea of value has different meanings as used in different intellectual disciplines, [and] a common meaning…does not exist.”
Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he also draw directly from contemporary works?
“To some modern academics…a person intellectually committed to uncompromising liberty and justice is inconceivable.”
“The Age of Reason is perhaps the finest deistic piece ever penned.”
Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the story of the Boston Massacre.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party stiffened American resolve for revolution. In this essay, George Smith tells the story of that event.
George H. Smith discusses how the educational system of Sparta influenced later advocates of state education.
Smith explores Thomas Jefferson’s belief in the value of history, and his plan for public universities.
Smith interrupts his usual series with a 30-question trivia quiz.
After discussing some implications of early works on international law for libertarian theory, Smith concludes with a defense of Ayn Rand’s theory of rights.
George H. Smith discusses Buckle’s stress on the importance of ideas in the progress of civilization.
Smith concludes his in-depth examination of Spencer’s fundamental objection to the private ownership of land.
Smith discusses the complex personal relationships among three leading classical liberals in Victorian England.
George Smith discusses Adam Smith’s views on sin taxes and slavery.