Is This How We Should Describe Libertarianism?

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This is how Cato’s David Boaz begins an article on libertarianism: “Libertarianism — the political philosophy that says limited government is the best kind of government.”

Don’t Republicans and conservatives say that limited government is the best kind of government?

This reminds me to also mention the inadequacy of another statement one sometimes hears about libertarianism: “socially liberal, economically conservative.”

Either way the United States could still be dropping bombs all over the world.

2:31 pm on April 8, 2014