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John Stuart Mill and the Liberty of Inebriation
By Richard Glen Boire
This article appeared in the Fall 2002 issue of The Independent Review


A classic document in defense of individual freedom, Mill’s On Liberty is as relevant and persuasive today as it was in 1859, when Christian temperance groups were calling for alcohol prohibition. On Liberty is a seminal anti-prohibition text, powerfully avowing that a government grossly exceeds its legitimate power when it interferes with matters of the mind and the interior condition of its citizens.

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