Roger Bissell Posted December 5, 2006 Share Posted December 5, 2006 The following was posted on Peter Jaworski's web site:George H. SmithSince 1971, over 100 of his articles and book reviews have appeared in a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, The Arizona Daily Star, Reason Magazine, Free Inquiry, The Humanist, Inquiry Magazine, Cato Policy Report, Invictus, LD/Extemp Monthly, Liberty, The Voluntaryist, Book News, Journal of Libertarian Studies, Humane Studies Review, Independent Thinking Review, etc. During the 1980s, George worked for over six years as the General Editor of Knowledge Products, a Nashville-based company that produced educational tapes on philosophy, history, economics, and current affairs. During those years, in addition to his duties as editor, George was also the primary scriptwriter for "The Great Political Thinkers" series. Each of these tapes is approximately ninety minutes (around 42 manuscript pages) and discusses a classical text on a level that is appropriate for university students. George wrote several scripts, which were produced using professional narrators (including Walter Cronkite and George C. Scott) and actors. The tapes have been widely used in college classrooms. 1975-1982: Director and lecturer, Forum for Philosophical Studies, Los Angeles. 1977-1987: Lecturer on American History, Cato Institute summer seminars. 1977-1994: Senior Research Fellow and lecturer on political philosophy and intellectual history, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University (Virginia). His primary job for IHS was teaching university students at seminars for three to six weeks every summer. 1983-1989: General editor and scriptwriter for Knowledge Products. Currently, George is working on two books: The Disciplines of Liberty and Happiness in a Godless World (forthcoming from Prometheus Books).The Wikipedia entry had the following information on George, some of which was linked to online essays:George H. Smith (born 1949 in Spearsville, Louisiana) is a libertarian author. His published works often deal with such issues as capital punishment, anarchism, religious toleration, and atheism. He has written about William Wollaston, Herbert Spencer, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Ayn Rand, and other figures.BibliographyAtheism: The Case Against God. 1974. ISBN 0-8402-1115-5 and ISBN 0-87975-124-X "William Wollaston on Property Rights", Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 2, no. 3, 1978, pp. 217-225. "Justice Entrepreneurship in a Free Market", Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 3, no. 4 (Winter 1979): pp. 405-26 "Justice Entrepreneurship Revisited", Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 3, no. 4 (Winter 1979): pp. 453-69. "Herbert Spencer's Theory of Causation", Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 5 (Spring 1981), no. 2: pp. 113-152 Atheism, Ayn Rand and Other Heresies. 1991. ISBN 0-87975-577-6 "A Killer’s Right to Life", Liberty, Vol. 10, no. 2 (November 1996): 46. "Inalienable Rights?", Liberty, Vol. 10, no. 6 (July 1997): 51 Why Atheism? 2000. ISBN 1-57392-268-4 Reviews and commentaryDavid Gordon's review of Atheism: Ayn Rand and Other Heresies in The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 10, no. 2 (Fall 1992) N. Stephan Kinsella's response to Smith regarding capital punishment Steven Strasnick. "Justice Entrepreneurship in A Free Market": Comment Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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