Comments: Our Mutual Friend

The Poor-Houses were the brainchild of the great Utilitarian Jeremy Bentham (also author of the Corn Laws). Curiously, and much to his dismay, his protege John Mill's son, J.S. Mill, was one of the first prominent and effective male feminists, civil libertarians and anti-utilitarian.....

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at October 21, 2005 04:07 AM

Jeremy Bentham is fascinating to read...as far as theory goes, but the implementation of his ideas produced some truly ghastly results.

Posted by Anne at October 21, 2005 11:37 AM