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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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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.”

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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 draw directly from contemporary works, as well?

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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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The Boston Tea Party

by George H. Smith on Jan 17, 2012

The British response to the Boston Tea Party stiffened American resolve for revolution. In this essay, George Smith tells the story of that event.