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BOLL 64: James Mill, “Liberty of the Press” (1825)

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. A thematic list with links to HTML versions of the texts is available here. This extract comes from a collection of supplementary articles written for the 1825 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. It is a concise and influential statement of the utilitarian defence of freedom of speech.

The Best of the OLL No. 64: James Mill, “Liberty of the Press” (1825) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2014).


The text is in the public domain.

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