According to John Stuart Mill, “If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one opinion than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.” (In the article “Liberty of Thought and Discussion) Explain and evaluate Mill’s argument for this claim.
This needs to be approximately 1,000 word essay. Be sure to NOT use material from other sources without citing them. Doing so is cheating and grounds for a 0.
Write the essay as if you are writing to a friend who missed class on the day this was discussed. There is no bibliography or works cited page required. You may write in first person or even write the essay as if it were a letter to your “friend” from class.
Basically in the first part of the essay give Mill’s 4 arguments showing that you understand them, then in the middle discuss the opposing point of view (strengths & weaknesses/pros and cons of arguments), then lastly give your point of view and why. Give examples from personal life or society (movies, books, friends, etc.)