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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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Immanuel Kant and Nazism

by George H. Smith on Feb 5, 2016

Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.

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John Locke: A Leveller Connection?

by George H. Smith on Dec 18, 2015

Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.

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John Locke: In Search of the Radical Locke

by George H. Smith on Dec 4, 2015

Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written, and the possible influence of the Levellers on Locke.

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Freedom, Rights, and Political Philosophy, Part 3

featuring George H. Smith on Oct 7, 2015

Smith discusses the distinction between political obligation and political allegiance, and how the problem of allegiance was the major concern of John Locke.