Liberty and Liberalism (1888)
Smith was a follower of Herbert Spencer and the English Liberty and Property Defence League. His book is a critique of the growing intervention of the state in economic and civil matters in Australia and elsewhere in the late 19th century.
Liberty and Liberalism: A Protest against the Growing Tendency toward undue Interference by the State, with Individual Liberty, Private Enterprise and the Rights of Property (London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1888).
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Table of Contents
- LIST OF AUTHORS QUOTED OR CONSULTED.
- Chapter I "LIBERALISM" AND OTHER CURRENT POLITICAL PARTY-TITLES—THEIR UNCERTAIN SIGNIFICATION.
- Chapter II POLITICAL PARTY-TITLES—A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THEIR ORIGIN AND MEANING.
- Chapter III HISTORIC LIBERALISM.
- Chapter IV MODERN LIBERALISM.
- Chapter V THE PRINCIPLES OF TRUE LIBERALISM.1
- Chapter VI SPURIOUS LIBERALISM—HISTORIC INSTANCES.
- Chapter VII SOME INFIRMITIES OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT.
- Chapter VIII SPURIOUS LIBERALISM—MODERN INSTANCES.
- Chapter IX PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLES OF TRUE LIBERALISM.
- Chapter X SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM.