John Locke and the early liberals believed in the compatibility of natural rights and the public good.
I highly recommend this book for a more in depth understanding of the meaning, and origin of individual freedom.
Most works of political philosophy stick to the big names - Locke, Hobbes, Bentham and Mill, and the like.
George Smith is one of the all time best libertarian writers and thinkers. I highly recommend this book for a more in depth understanding of the meaning, and origin of individual... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven Vandervelde
George H. Smith has provided us with a magnificent history of the ideas that created the modern world by introducing the concept of individualism, human rights, and laissez faire. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JoeCobb
It's been a while since I've read George H. Smith's The System of Liberty: Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism, but I thought it was pretty terrific. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Billie Pritchett