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But political checks will no more act of themselves, than a bridle will direct a horse without a rider.

 
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John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873, Member of Parliament, British Political Economist, Representative Government, 1861

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John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill
  • Born: May 20, 1806
  • Died: May 8, 1873
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Philosopher

John Stuart Mill, usually cited as J. S. Mill, was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of Classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century", Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control.

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