Sense and nonsense


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History Today
Vol. 63, no. 9 (September 2013), p. 21-26


frank Prochaska has made a remarkable discovery in the personal library of the philosopher, economist and champion of women's rights, John Stuart Mill. It proves that, contrary to what was previosly believed, Mill not only read the works of his American contemporary, the poet and pioneer of the Transcendental movement, Ralph Waldo Emerson, but was surprisingly harsh in his judgement of him