John Locke Against Freedom
From Critiques Of Libertarianism
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John Locke’s classical liberalism isn’t a doctrine of freedom. It’s a defense of expropriation and enslavement.
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The true liberal tradition is represented not by Locke, but by John Stuart Mill, whose wholehearted commitment to political freedom was consistent with his eventual adoption of socialism (admittedly in a rather refined and abstract form). Mill wasn’t perfect, as is evidenced by his support of British imperialism, for which he worked as an official of the East India Company, and more generally by his support for limitations on democratic majorities. But Mill’s version of liberalism became more democratic as experience showed that fears about dictatorial majorities were unfounded.
John Quiggin, "John Locke Against FreedomJohn Locke Against Freedom"