John Stuart Mill’s “On Liberty” touched on salient points of contention following the Enlightenment Period, specifically on “the nature and limit of the power which can be legitimately exercised by society”1. One can interpret this as how much restriction these leaders should rule with, and with how these rulers should go about administering these restrictions.
Mill also references the ‘Tyranny of the Majority’ as the source of these problems as well. On top of that, Mill also mentions that these rulers won’t just act through political authority, which “leaves fewer means for escape, penetrating much more deeply into the details of life, and enslaving the soul itself”2. … Read the rest here