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James Fitzjames Stephen, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (1874 ed) [1874]

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James Fitzjames Stephen, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (2nd edition) (London: H. Elder and Co., 1874). http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1216

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The 1874 edition of this work. Impugning John Stuart Mill’s famous treatise, On Liberty, Stephen criticized Mill for turning abstract doctrines of the French Revolution into “the creed of a religion.” Only the constraints of morality and law make liberty possible, warned Stephen, and attempts to impose unlimited freedom, material equality, and an indiscriminate love of humanity will lead inevitably to coercion and tyranny.

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