Total Posts:1|Showing Posts:1-1
Libertarianism vs. social conservatism
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
4/17/2014 3:06:58 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
in my mind, libertarianism is the philosophy of liberty, very closely related to anarchism and minarchism. However, it sometimes seems to me that, in the public mind, libertarianism is considered just an extra greedy form of right-wing conservatism.
Am I reading the public mind correctly? When I use the word "libertarianism" in a conversation with mainstream types, am I invoking Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, et. al., or can I assume that they will understand that I am invoking something that goes beyond them, i.e., Rothbard, Rand, etc. If the answer is the former, what is an eloquent way of connoting the later meaning without being too verbose?
"If you claim to value nonviolence and you consume animal products, you need to rethink your position on nonviolence." - Gary Francione
THE WORLD IS VEGAN! If you want it