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a treatise (1859) by John Stuart Mill on the rights of the individual within the state.
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“On Liberty”

(1859) An essay by John Stuart Mill in defense of the liberal idea of political freedom. Mill takes a firm position that the state may interfere with the freedom of individuals only to protect other individuals; the person's “own good” is not a sufficient reason.

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