The writings of John Stuart Mill have become the cornerstone of political liberalism. Collected for the first time in this volume are Mill’ s three seminal and most widely read works: "On Liberty, The Subjection of Women, and Utilitarianism," A brilliant defense of individual rights versus the power of the state, "On Liberty" is essential reading for anyone interested in political thought and theory. As Bertrand Russell reflected, “ On Liberty remains a classic . . . the present world would be better than it is, if Mill’ s] principles were more respected.”
This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition includes newly commissioned endnotes and commentary by Dale E. Miller, and an index.