Blood for Liberty
John Stuart Mill believed the American Civil War to be a necessary evil, worth the terrible cost to eradicate slavery from the society.
The source: “The Emancipation of the American Mind: J. S. Mill on the Civil War” by John W. Compton, in The Review of Politics, Spring 2008.
Unlike many of his English contemporaries, philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806–73) applauded the American Civil War. In only a few decades...