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.

Richard Glen Boire is the executive director of the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics in Davis, California.
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