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.


Thomas Hodgskin: Libertarian Extraordinaire, Part 1

featuring George H. Smith on Mar 2, 2015

Smith begins his series on Thomas Hodgskin, one of the most remarkable, if little known and unjustly neglected, libertarian thinkers of the nineteenth century.


Jeremy Bentham’s Attack on Natural Rights

featuring George H. Smith on Mar 25, 2015

George H. Smith discusses the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham and why it so alarmed the defenders of natural rights.


Thomas Hodgskin Versus Jeremy Bentham

featuring George H. Smith on Apr 1, 2015

George H. Smith discusses Thomas Hodgskin’s critique of utilitarianism and his contention that the primary concern of legislators is to preserve their own power.