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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 Boston Massacre

by George H. Smith on Jan 3, 2012

Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the story of the Boston Massacre.

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Was Thomas Jefferson a Plagiarist?

by George H. Smith on Nov 15, 2011

Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he also draw directly from contemporary works?

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The Literature of Liberty

by Tom G. Palmer on Feb 4, 1998

Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature on libertarianism, free market economics, and the philosophy of liberty.

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What is Value?

by George H. Smith on Feb 1, 1976

“The idea of value has different meanings as used in different intellectual disciplines, [and] a common meaning…does not exist.”