Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the story of the Boston Massacre.
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.
Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged
Smith explores America’s proud history of smuggling in the colonies—and the disastrous attempts by the British to put an end to it.
Smith continues his series on the Declaration of Independence by looking to the intellectual history behind its famous reference to unalienable rights.
Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he also draw directly from contemporary works?
Smith begins a series of essays on the Declaration of Independence by examining colonial reaction to its list of grievances.
Smith distinguishes “tolerating” religious difference from recognizing a genuine right to religious freedom.
Lysander Spooner was an American legal theorist, abolitionist, and anarchist.
Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature on libertarianism, free market economics, and the philosophy of liberty.
“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.”
“The idea of value has different meanings as used in different intellectual disciplines, [and] a common meaning…does not exist.”
Rand, “The Virtue of Selfishness,” and Veatch, “Rational Man: A Modern Interpretation of Aristotelian Ethics”
“Without wishing to belittle…Rand…it is simply untrue that her general conception of ethics…is unheard of in the history of Western philosophy.”
Libertarianism.org’s own George H. Smith reviews “one of the best introductions to natural law available.”