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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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Thomas Jefferson on Public Education, Part 1

featuring George H. Smith on Dec 31, 2014

George H. Smith discusses Jefferson’s ideas about education and his plan for a decentralized system of public schools.

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Neoconservatism Versus Libertarianism, Part 2

featuring George H. Smith on Feb 11, 2015

George H. Smith tells the story of how a disagreement with Roy Childs over the ideas of Irving Kristol resulted in a serious argument.

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Neoconservatism Versus Libertarianism, Part 3

featuring George H. Smith on Feb 18, 2015

George H. Smith explores the ideas of Irving Kristol and Robert Bork on culture. He begins with a discussion of the anti-jazz crusade of the 1920s.

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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.