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The Best of the OLL No. 5: John Stuart Mill, “Of the Limits to the Authority of Society over the Individual” (1859)

This is part of “The Best of the Online Library of Liberty” which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. This one comes from John Stuart Mill’s book *On Liberty* where in Chapter 4 he describes the strict limits which must be imposed on the power society has over individuals.