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 examines the moral right of resistance to government, with an emphasis on the period of the American Revolution.
George H. Smith theorizes on what rights children retain—if any—in this 1981 video.
This is the first of a series of talks by George H. Smith on the history of libertarian ideas.
George H. Smith explores Rand’s contention that America was sliding down a slippery slope to fascism.
Was Jean Meslier a communist? George H. Smith explores this tricky issue.
George H. Smith explores Shaftesbury’s defense of ridicule and satire in matters of religion.
George H. Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
George H. Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written and the influence of the Levellers on Locke.
George H. Smith explains the significance, for Locke, of the increased productivity caused by labor, and the relationship between money and property.
George H. Smith explains how Locke dealt with some problems in the traditional Christian theory of private property.
George H. Smith discusses Robert Nozick’s criticisms of Locke’s property theory.
George H. Smith explains Locke’s ideas on how we should interpret a philosophic text, and the relationship between labor and private property.
Does the modern libertarian movement have any significant similarities to the early Christian movement? Smith explores this intriguing possibility.
George H. Smith discusses the traditional Christian theory of private property and how it was viewed as the result of original sin.
George H. Smith explains the role of the Catholic Church in the French government, and how Jean Meslier reconciled his atheism with his role as a priest.