George Smith discusses Locke’s view of the original commons, before the institution of private property.
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 why Garrison, an avowed pacifist, supported the North during the Civil War.
George Smith continues his discussion of how the theory of private property changed over the centuries.
Smith discusses plans for the abolition of slavery by radical members of the Republican Party.
Smith contrasts the modern secular approach to private property with the traditional Christian theory.
There’s a long history of libertarian thought on the ethics and efficacy of voting.
Does the modern libertarian movement have any significant similarities to the early Christian movement? Smith explores this intriguing possibility.
Smith discusses what Garrison meant by the “right of secession,” and how he reconciled his views with his condemnation of secession by the southern states.
George H. Smith discusses the traditional Christian theory of private property and how it was viewed as the result of original sin.
Smith discusses how peace activists and pacifists justified their support of the North during the Civil War.
Was Jean Meslier a communist? George H. Smith explores this tricky issue.
Smith defends the pacifist Garrison from the charge of hypocrisy for supporting the Union during the Civil War.
George H. Smith critically examines the claim that Jean Meslier was a communist anarchist.
George H. Smith explains Jean Meslier’s three major objections to Christian morality, as taught by Jesus.
Smith discusses some of the very few abolitionists who defended the right of southern states to secede from the Union.
George H. Smith explains the role of the Catholic Church in the French government, and how Jean Meslier reconciled his atheism with his role as a priest.
George H. Smith explains some of the libertarian ideas of Jean Meslier, the notorious atheist-priest.
Smith examines Lincoln’s views on slavery and some of his many disagreements with abolitionists.