Tag: colonialism

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Slavery, the treatment of human beings as property, deprived of personal rights, has occurred in many forms throughout the world. But one institution stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. The Atlantic slave trade, occurring from the late 15th to the mid 19th century and spanning three continents, forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to...

Mill “On Liberty” – Freedom & Empire | Philosophy Tube

English philosopher John Stewart Mill’s essay “On Liberty” is one of the classic texts of modern liberalism: it’s been hugely influential in politics, even more so than you might realise, as we’ll be seeing shortly. The question he’s grappling with is, when can the government legitimately restrict your freedoms by imposing and enforcing laws? Always? Never? Only sometimes? The technical...