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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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Abolitionism: Slavery as Sin

by George H. Smith on Apr 14, 2017

Smith begins his explanation of why so many abolitionists joined the crusade for the legal prohibition of alcohol.

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Abolitionism and Modern Voluntaryism

by George H. Smith on Mar 24, 2017

Smith discusses some similarities between the anti-political abolitionists and contemporary voluntaryists. 

Excursions

Independence Day: What is There to Celebrate?

featuring George H. Smith on Feb 8, 2017

The ideal of individual freedom is more than a will-o’-the-wisp. It was widely appreciated in the past and so may become widely appreciated in the future.

Excursions

The Boston Tea Party

featuring George H. Smith on Oct 15, 2014

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

essays

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.

essays

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.