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#381 George H. Smith

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 01:53 PM



The Libertarianism.org podcast of my Essay #29 is now up.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 01:26 PM

Augustine’s Case for Righteous Persecution

Augustine argued that religious persecution was justified when done in the interest of the salvation of those persecuted.

My Libertarianism.org Essay 160 is now up.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 10:24 AM

Neoconservatism Versus Libertarianism, Part 3



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.

The Libertarianism.org podcast of my Excursions Essay #30 is now available.

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 04:41 PM

Freethought and Freedom: The Problem of Heresy

Smith explains the similarities between medieval heresy and our modern notion of treason against the state.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

Freethought and Freedom: Aquinas, Luther, and Calvin on Persecution

Smith explains how some leading Christian theologians justified the death penalty for heretics and blasphemers.

My Libertarianism.org Essay #162 is now up.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:29 PM

The Libertarianism.org podcast of my Essay 31 is now available.



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 12:22 PM

Freethought and Freedom: Shaftesbury on the Value of Ridicule

Smith explores Shaftesbury’s defense of ridicule and satire in matters of religion.

My Libertarianism.org Essay 163 is now up.

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 08:50 AM

My first comment on the current Online Library of Liberty forum has been posted. The topic is "On the Spread of ClassicalLiberal ideas," and the lead essay is by David Hart. I strongly recommend that people read all the contributions about this important topic. I will be posting additional comments in the near future.

http://oll.libertyfu...ideas#response7

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 02:25 PM

Thomas Hodgskin, Libertarian Extraordinaire, Part 3

George H. Smith begins his discussion of the free-market theories of Thomas Hodgskin.

The Libertarianism.org podcast of Excursions Essay #33 is now up.

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

Freethought and Freedom: How Freethinkers Attempted to Avoid Persecution

Smith explains some tactics that early freethinkers used in the attempt to avoid punishment for blasphemy and other religious crimes.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:14 PM

My second comment on the OLL (Online Library of Liberty) discussion, "On the Spread of Classical Liberal Ideas," was just posted.

http://oll.libertyfu...s#conversation5.

Titled “Credibility and Shifts in Public Opinion,” my article draws on the historical example of the decline of belief in witchcraft.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:19 PM

The Libertarianism.org podcast of my Essay #34 is now up.



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:14 PM

Freethought and Freedom: The English Deists

Smith explains the origins of deism and its basic ideas.

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 12:32 PM

Wow, this is fantastic George!



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Posted 20 March 2015 - 02:27 PM



The Libertarianism.org podcast of my Essay #29 is now up.

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I viewed parts one and two.  Both excellent.

 

The neo-cons,  the group that wrote  for -Commentary-, Madge Dichter's bunch  are puritans at heart  and neo-fascist in spirit.  A pox upon them,  I say.

 

With "friends" like these what do I need enemies for?

 

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 02:18 PM

Freethought and Freedom: Deism, The Age of Reason, and Richard Carlile

Smith explains the basic tenets of deism and why it posed a political threat.

My Libertarianism.org Essay 166 is now up.

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