Critics’ Reviews

“The old threats to individual liberty have not disappeared, and new ones continue to emerge. J.S. Mill’s On Liberty remains an essential text for those seeking to understand them and how to deal with them. This outstanding edition provides a clear and insightful introduction, and puts Mill’s essay into historical and contemporary context with judiciously chosen excerpts from other texts. Highly recommended for any intelligent reader, and an ideal focus for a seminar.” — Roger Crisp, St Anne’s College, Oxford

“Kahn offers a concise general introduction to this new edition of Mill’s ‘great little essay.’ … This edition encourages students to investigate Mill’s doctrine and, hopefully, to develop an appreciation of its far-reaching implications for social policy.” — Jonathan M. Riley, Tulane University

Posted on November 2, 2015