Journals Higher Education

On the Liberty of the Press, and Public Discussion, and other Legal and Political Writings for Spain and Portugal

Edited by Catherine Pease-Watkin and Philip Schofield

  • The essays represent Bentham's attempt to influence the direction of political and constitutional change taking place in Spain and Portugal in the early 1820s
  • Contains previously unpublished drafts of two of the Letters to Toreno, and two letters intended for the Morning Chronicle, of which only one was sent and published
  • Complements Colonies, Commerce, and Constitutional Law, in which Bentham commented on the disastrous effects on Spain of her attempts to retain her overseas possessions