Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Insight from John Stuart Mill

August 19, 2017 --

“[W]hatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called….”

On Liberty, p. 77

“[A] State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even fpr beneficial purposes—will; find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished; and that the perfection of machinery to which it has sacrificed everything will in the end avail it nothing, for want of the vital power which, in order that the machine might work more smoothly, is has preferred to banish.”

On Liberty, page 141