George H. Smith critically examines the claim that Jean Meslier was a communist anarchist.
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 explains Jean Meslier’s three major objections to Christian morality, as taught by Jesus.
George H. Smith continues his discussion of Thomas Paine’s theory of rights and government.
George H. Smith discusses the role of modern intellectuals in government.
George H. Smith explores various ways in which ideas influence human action, and why ideas are essential to the success of libertarianism.
George H. Smith examines the common claim that the mere threat of physical force does not qualify as a type of coercion.
George H. Smith continues his series on the thought of Thomas Hodgskin by explaining his belief in natural property rights.
George H. Smith concludes his in-depth examination of Spencer’s fundamental objection to the private ownership of land.
George H. Smith explains and criticizes two more of Spencer’s arguments against private property in land.
George H. Smith explains Herbert Spencer’s fundamental objection to the private ownership of land.
George H. Smith discusses the mutual misunderstandings of Spencer and George, and George’s effective criticism of Spencer’s weak defense of private property.
George H. Smith discusses Henry George’s allegation that Spencer’s later views on land ownership were intellectually dishonest.
George H. Smith explains why Mises predicted that “planned chaos” would emerge in a socialist economy and how F.A. Hayek elaborated on that insight.
Smith discusses the theory of value that provided the foundation for the argument that rational economic calculation is impossible in a socialistic economy.
George H. Smith discusses Buckle’s claim that Adam Smith was one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers in the history of the modern world.
George H. Smith discusses some criticisms by Auberon Herbert and Thomas Hodgskin of Spencer’s position on land.
George H. Smith discusses the meaning of “natural rights” and some historical aspects of this theory.
George H. Smith explores some theoretical aspects of a rights-based conception of freedom.