Mill Still Matters Today, on His 212th Birthday

John Stuart Mill was born 212 years ago today–May 20, 1806. His work is still widely taught, cited and argued over. Mill scores well on what Goethe dubbed “posthumous productivity;” Mill’s arguments for free speech in On Liberty, in particular, have been hugely influential. But do they still hold in the world of Twitter, bots, and fake news? (Spoiler: I think so. That’s why I just helped produce All Minus One, an illustrated edition of Chapter 2 of On Liberty):

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