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Discussion and the evolution of institutions in a liberal democracy: Frank Knight joins the debate

ByROSS EMMETT

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My interest in J. S. Mill was from the beginning the suspicion, later amply justified, that it was he more than any other teacher who persuaded the English speaking people, and ultimately through them the world, of that constructivist-rationalist view which in a democracy produces socialism. . . . I ultimately came heartily to dislike that figure whom like everybody else I had regarded as the great hero of liberalism.