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Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Richard Newton - Goodreads

This is a nice edition bringing together 4 of Mill's essays into one volume. If you are not familiar with Mill's writing the underlying ideas are powerful even if there are flaws in some of the ... Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Katie Clemm - Goodreads

I only read "On Liberty" so technically I didn't read this entire book. However, I loved Mill's theories on how individualism is supposed to be more valued in society and what a crucial role it plays in the success of the State as a whole. Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Daniel Maldonado - Goodreads

This book is not an easy read because of it's complex content, nineteenth-century learned readers had immense economies for words and twenty-first-century readers are quite remedial in comparison. Yet ... Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Liam Kofi - Goodreads

The moment immediately after reading "On Liberty" is the nearest that I ever came to being a liberal. This should be required reading in secondary schools Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Kenny - Goodreads

More compulsively readable than initially thought. Gets a lot right about Chinese education surprising for that time period, with so little contact and information dissemination not as advanced as it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dustin Hanvey - Goodreads

Rereading "On Liberty" and reading "Utilitarianism" reminded me why Mill is one of my favorite political philosophers. Many of his ideas have become almost axiomatic, especially the liberty of the ... Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - May - Goodreads

A necessary read for anyone hoping to understand the basis of where we are in the development of mankind. Read full review

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User Review  - Minishiva - Goodreads

This was an awesome book. Although some of his theories have some problems it is amazing to read the original principals of liberalism. When you think that already in the 19th century JSMill was ... Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

The only canonical author who has actually shaped my political philosophy. Great essays. Also, the man knows is eminently quotable. "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed ... Read full review

Review: On Liberty and Other Essays

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I've given this four stars only because a lot of Mill's ideas were solid and he was ahead of his time in regards to a lot of issues such as women's rights. But ultimately he's working with two inconsistent principles that can't co-exist, and his philosophy falls apart because of it. Read full review


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