Millar or Marx?
There was once a professor of law named John Millar. Born
in Scotland in 1735, he went
to Adam Smith's lectures on
moral philosophy and then,
finding his own religious con- victions too weak for a clerical career even by the tolerant standards of the Enlighten- ment, took to the law. In 1761 he became a professor at the University of Glasgow, where he is said to have been among the first to lecture in English rather than Latin, acquiring a reputation as an orator in his university and be...