libertarianism libertarianism

Definition(s):

  • (n) an ideological belief in freedom of thought and speech

Usage(s):

  1. I've changed quite a bit, trading movement conservatism for gay libertarianism, and Dallas would like you to know that it has changed too.
  2. Although his civil libertarianism and antipathy to Richard Nixon would again endear him to liberals in the 1970s, Ervin was profoundly conservative.
  3. You're forced to retreat from the den of libertarianism and sniff the wind, to wake up when someone in Khartoum or Mogadishu twitches in his sleep.

News

  1. Libertarians: Still a cult

    Simply note libertarianism's fatal flaw and you'll get an enraged, hysterical response. They still don't get it
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Salon.com

  2. Dionne: Libertarianism’s Achilles’ Heel

    WASHINGTON — In politics, we often skip past the simple questions. This is why inquiries about the fundamentals can sometimes catch everyone short. Michael Lind, the independent-minded scholar, posed one such question last week about libertarianism that I hope will shake up the political world.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. Libertarianism’s Achilles’ heel

    Libertarianism doesn’t work in the real world.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Washington Post

Quotes

  1. Gone are the days when Ronald Reagan said: "The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralised authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is."
    on Mar 19, 2005 By: Ronald Reagan Source: Times Online

  2. ...Huckabee, the Baptist preacher and former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate, complained in May to the Huffington Post that the greatest threat to the GOP is "this new brand of libertarianism" that says "look, we want to...
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "And this is where we get into this really stupid debate with what I'd describe as extreme civil libertarianism, which says any such move in that direction means the imposition of Soviet Communism a la 1980," Rudd said. "Look, it's not like...
    on Feb 25, 2010 By: Kevin Rudd Source: AFP

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