Tuesday May 07, 2024

S1 Ep 9 Ian Dunt on John Stuart Mill

Our final guest for season 1 is Ian Dunt, a British political journalist. He hosts Origin Story with Dorian Lynskey and is the author of “How to be a Liberal”, “Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now?” and “How Westminster Works…And Why it Doesn’t”.


The plaque he chose is at 18 Kensington Square, South Kensington and reads: John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873, philosopher, lived here. We spoke about Mill's difficult childhood; why his ideas on politics, society, ethics and philosophy remain influential; his career at the British East India Company; and the impact his wife had on his ideas and work.


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