From Policy, John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty isn’t always convincing, but after 150 years it is still worth reading (and more). From The Philosophers' Magazine, Jonathan Riley celebrates 150 years of J.S. Mill’s classic essay On Liberty with an overview of its central arguments; Jo Ellen Jacobs argues that Harriet Taylor was the co-author of On Liberty; Richard Reeves on J.S. Mill’s rejection of the quiet; and John Skorupski on the relationship between the freedoms of thought and speech. An interview with Nigel Warburton, author of Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction. By adopting the language of human rights, a new UN proposal condemning "defamation of religion" cements oppressive governments' control of free speech. A review of Philosophy and Real Politics by Raymond Geuss. A review of Messy Morality: The Challenge of Politics by CAJ Coady. A review of Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists by Susan Neiman (and more and more and more and more). An excerpt from The Death of "Why?": The Decline of Questioning and the Future of Democracy by Andrea Batista Schlesinger. Newly research shows the meaning of liberty and freedom depends on whether a culture values the group or the individual. Beyond Independence: Robeft Jensen on how we are most free when we are most bound to others.

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