Natural Rights and the Moral Foundations of Libertarianism Part 2

by  GEORGE H. SMITH Part Two: JUNE 4, 2013 In Part 1 of this series, I discussed how many of the works on international law, especially those published during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, provided the infrastructure for a libertarian theory of rights. (This was called the “law of nations” in its early stages; the word “international” […]

Natural Rights and the Moral Foundations of Libertarianism

by  GEORGE H. SMITH Part One: MAY 28, 2013 Libertarianism does not say how we should live our personal lives; it merely says that if we choose to interact with others, we should do so by voluntary means. And it goes on to apply this basic social imperative to the political sphere by following a procedure that […]