Since 1971, more than one hundred of George H. Smith’s 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, Cato Policy Report, Liberty, The Voluntaryist, Academic Associates Book News, Journal of Libertarian Studies, and Humane Studies Review. He writes a weekly column on libertarian and classical liberal thought for Libertarianism.org, a website operated by Cato.
His published works often deal with such issues as capital punishment (which he opposes), anarchism, libertarianism, religious toleration, and atheism. He has written about William Wollaston, Herbert Spencer, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Ayn Rand and other figures. On December 31, 2007, George Smith provided a humorous “qualified endorsement” of Republican Party candidate Ron Paul via YouTube for libertarian voters, but also one that was consistent with his published writings on electoral politics.