Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged
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 explores America’s proud history of smuggling in the colonies—and the disastrous attempts by the British to put an end to it.
Smith begins a series of essays on the Declaration of Independence by examining colonial reaction to its list of grievances.
Smith explains why Garrison, an avowed pacifist, supported the North during the Civil War.
George H. Smith explains why Edward Gibbon rejected miraculous accounts in his masterpiece, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Smith explains some reasons why the temperance movement switched from advocating voluntary methods to calling for coercive prohibitory laws during the 1830s.
George H. Smith discusses some preliminary issues involved in the classic libertarian distinction between the spheres of “state” and “society.”
George H. Smith explores Buckle’s claim that the “protective spirit” of governments has hindered the progress of civilization.
George H. Smith discusses Buckle’s stress on the importance of ideas in the progress of civilization.
George H. Smith begins his discussion of one of the most libertarian works on history ever written.
George H. Smith explores some of the traditional biblical arguments for and against religious persecution.
Smith explains why Edward Gibbon rejected miraculous accounts in his masterpiece, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Smith begins his discussion of one of the most libertarian works on history ever written.
Smith explores some of the traditional biblical arguments for and against religious persecution.
Smith distinguishes “tolerating” religious difference from recognizing a genuine right to religious freedom.
Smith turns to the philosophy of Voluntaryism, discussing how its proponents fought against state control of education in the nineteenth century.