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    English philosopher, political economist, and liberal John Stuart Mill published one of his most famous works in 1859: On Liberty. Mill explores the innate and given liberties of people, analyzing what is the extent in which society or government has valid reasons to exercise power over its people. He argues that the individual should not be under the jurisdiction of society or government if their actions are not harming anyone but themselves. The only time society or government should involve themselves and exert power over citizens is if the actions of the individual are harming others within the society. To contextualize this idea, it is important to look into modern day examples of this idea. For example, alcohol, although harmful to the…

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    Liberalism is a worldview or a philosophy of politics that is developed on the ideas of equality and liberty. Liberals display an extensive set of views which is dependent on their comprehension of these principles, and normally they support programs and ideas like freedom of the press, freedom of speech, civil rights, free markets, freedom of worship, gender equality, secular governments as well as international cooperation. Initially, liberalism became a known political movement during the…

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    This paper will explore many aspects of the candidate life, including communication patterns, past behaviors, spirituality, family background and political agenda. By exploring these aspects of his life we can have a better understanding of what his values are and his priorities, if he becomes the next President. The Presidential Candidate we are going to evaluate is known as a progressive socialist. He is the Independent Senator of Vermont and Presidential Candidate for the Democratic Party,…

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    Mill On Liberty

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    JS Mill reflects upon the principles of freedom and liberty in his iconic Essay ‘On Liberty’. He is particularly concerned about the limits set by democracy upon individuals ‘the only unfailing and permanent source of improvement is liberty’1, social tyranny and the so called phenomenon ‘tyranny of the majority’, which he argued that would question the definition of democracy, and especially liberal thought, ‘’Like other tyrannies, the tyranny of the majority was at first, and is still…

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    Introduction: Liberalism is one of the primary schools of international relations theory or hypothesis. Liberalism originates from the Latin word "liber" meaning "free". “ Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality”. The basis of liberalism is based on an understanding of private property, the freedom to express idea. Liberalism is the social structure and not included in the context of political party. The purpose of liberal program is to…

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    After WW1, the winners which were the United States, United Kingdom, and France adapted the underlying principles of liberalism that has been practiced since the 17th and 18th centuries to try and avoid war. Liberal thought is grounded in a notion that human nature is good, not evil, meaning that states thrive in a world governed by morality and law. States want to cooperate to achieve mutual goals in peace. Just like realism, liberalism derives from the observations and interpretations of…

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    In his piece, Thomas Paine strongly expresses a persuasive outlook as to why the colonists should fight for their independence. He believes that their willing right to be free shall not be put aside and that their abilities to achieve their freedom may be affected by factors such as God, the British, or even just simply the fact that Paine described the reasoning to get the colonists to fight in such an expressive way. Throughout this piece, Paine’s goal was to persuade the colonists to strive…

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    In his essay, Two Concepts of Liberty, Isaiah Berlin favours negative over positive liberty as it is “the truer and more humane ideal” and argues that positive law threatens individual autonomy by justifying paternalistic coercion. In his work, Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville views liberty as a benefit produced by political life under a free government and posits a conception of positive liberty as political participation. This essay will argue contrary to Berlin, that positive…

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    I believe that humans are rational beings, and are born with the rights of equality, and freedom. Every person through nature is given the opportunity to self-preserve and lead happy lives. Government exists to protect these rights, not take them away. I believe that conservatives approach to irrational human behavior creates a government that could be suppressing, and possible tyrannical. It is through conservatives emphasis of power that I find negative because it is through this emphasis of…

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    John Stewart Mill’s On Liberty is essential to understand not only liberty and the limits of government, but also on the limits of the majority and democracy to vitalize each individual to pursue his or her fullest potential. This is invaluable to understand for the best and the most prosperous path for the society to live in. To further explore Mill’s concept of liberty, two supplementary readings that I’ve used are a scholarly published article titled—John Stuart Mill and the “Marketplace of…

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