Four Essays on Liberty
The four essays are Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century'; Historical Inevitability', which the Economist described as a magnificent assertion of the reality of human freedom, of the role of free choice in history'; Two Concepts of Liberty', a ringing manifesto for pluralism and individual freedom; and John Stuart Mill and the Ends of Life'. There is also a long and masterly introduction written specially for this collection, in which the author replies to his critics.
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TWO CONCEPTS OF LIBERTY
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