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.
George H. Smith examines the moral right of resistance to government, with an emphasis on the period of the American Revolution.
George H. Smith theorizes on what rights children retain—if any—in this 1981 video.
This is the first of a series of talks by George H. Smith on the history of libertarian ideas.
George H. Smith concludes the series with a look at Roy Childs’s evolving views on anarchism.
George H. Smith tackles several misconceptions about the theory of anarchism—and contrasts it with the condition of anarchy.
George H. Smith turns to what may be Roy Childs’s most recognized role in the libertarian movement: book reviewer.
Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he draw directly from contemporary works, as well?
George H. Smith explores Rand’s contention that America was sliding down a slippery slope to fascism.
Was Jean Meslier a communist? George H. Smith explores this tricky issue.
George H. Smith explores Shaftesbury’s defense of ridicule and satire in matters of religion.
George H. Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
George H. Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written and the influence of the Levellers on Locke.
George H. Smith explains the significance, for Locke, of the increased productivity caused by labor, and the relationship between money and property.