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John Stuart Mill - On Liberty Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:34 PM Civil or Social Liberty:  the nature and limits of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society  over the individual   European liberalism: Trust the people with the power Will of the people: "practically means the will of the most numerous of the most active part of the  people - the majority, or those who succeed in making themselves accepted as the  majority" (Mill, 4) Tyranny of the Majority The people may desire to oppress a part of their number Society itself was the tyrant   Social Tyranny: "Society can and does execute its own mandates; and if it issues wrong  mandates instead of right,  or any mandates at all in things which it ought not  to meddle, it practices a social tyranny…" (Mill, 4) There needs to be protection against the prevailing opinion  
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