Note 6 to Chapter 9 of the author's Mill on Liberty, which Yale University Press published in 1975. It has been included in the Victorian Web with the kind permission of the author and of the Clarendon Press, which retains copyright.
Cowling's book has received much attention. J. C. Rees gives an account of the nature of these comments in Rees, Reaction. Rees has added his own well-argued and more detailed criticisms of Cowling in Rees, Mill. An earlier paper by Rees is also relevant to the topic of this chapter: Rees, Phase.
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