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 explains how government is responsible for many of the current controversies over religious freedom.
Smith interviews the spirit of Adam Smith, soliciting his opinion of David Hume and other matters.
“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.”
Smith interrupts his usual series with a 30-question trivia quiz.
George H. Smith discusses Buckle’s stress on the importance of ideas in the progress of civilization.
This audio course shows how classical liberalism developed in Europe and America in the nineteenth century.
The final module of the Cato University curriculum examines the rebirth of libertarian thought from the 1940s onward.
George H. Smith distinguishes “tolerating” religious difference from recognizing a genuine right to religious freedom.
George H. Smith begins a series of essays on the Declaration of Independence by examining colonial reaction to its list of grievances.
Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he draw directly from contemporary works, as well?
George H. Smith continues his series on the Declaration of Independence by looking to the intellectual history behind its famous reference to unalienable rights.
George H. Smith examines two instances of curious wording in the Declaration of Independence.