By Eugenio F. Biagini

Citizenship and neighborhood explores the hyperlinks between liberalism, social democracy and nationalism in the framework of conventional republican beliefs of "civic advantage" and energetic citizenship. It examines a variety of "currents of radicalism" in Britain and eire, from Victorian complicated liberals to Irish and Welsh socialists within the Nineteen Twenties. The book's robust comparative emphasis focuses consciousness at the areas of england, revealing how diversified types of collective identification interacted in renowned attitudes to political and social debates.

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227-316. , (Oct. 1831), now in Collected Works, vol. I, pp. 329-39. 28 Eugenio F. 43 In the comparison between the 'ancients' and the 'moderns', the cause of the latter looked so hopeless that Mill signed himself under the pseudonym of 'Antiquus'. Between 1829 and 1831, with a zeal renewed by mature reflection, Mill devoted himself to the study of the Greek classics, and particularly of Plato's dialogues. 44 Though he continued to publish on various topics,45 Mill did not discuss political theory or history till 1835, when he read the first volume of La democratie enAmerique.

119 Like the ideal 117 H. C. G. Matthew, 'Introduction' to The Gladstone Diaries, vol. IX, Oxford, 1986, p. lxix. J.

Mill, Autobiography (1873), in Collected Works, vol. 1, p. 15. For James Mill's admiration for the principles of the French Revolution see B. Mazlish, James and John Stuart Mill. Father and Son in the Nineteenth Century, New York, 1975, pp. 236-7. 26 Eugenio F. Biagini of the polemical targets of the second generation of radical utilitarians. In 1822 George Grote, a close friend of Mill, decided to write a new history of Greece in order to provide a more balanced and 'correct' - or philodemocratic - interpretation.

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