Modern libertarianism IS liberalism, though to distinguish it from what Anglo-American liberalism transformed into (a social liberalism that came to advocate more and more state intervention in the economy and society) the term used to distinguish it from welfare/nanny state liberalism is "classical liberalism". Libertarianism (classical liberalism) historically departed radically from traditional conservatism.
Friday, July 3, 2015
"Liberal" or Libertarian?
Posted by Nick
Is America becoming more "liberal" or more libertarian? I don't think "progressives" should assume it's the former just because support ballooned for gay marriage. Might it just indicate a more general move in support for liberty across the board? Hard to say. The sheeple are inconsistent when polled on specific issues. A note on liberalism:
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