classical liberalism

Classical Liberalism vs Modern Liberalism (Socialism) — A Primer

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Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The term "liberal" originally stemmed from the human quest for free inquiry and the study of the liberal arts. Aristotle explained that the greatest pleasure a free man could possess is to have the economic means to indulge himself in the study of nature, books, science (philosophy) — and the liberals arts, rather than to be forced to labor endlessly with no free time for leisure and the contemplation of life.

Faria: Freedom - Liberty versus Equality (Part I)

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GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2010/08/25/faria_freedom_-_liberty_versus_equality/

In the summer of 1787, as the Founders, led by James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, concluded the drafting of the momentous Constitution of these United States, a Philadelphia lady at the steps of Independence Hall, asked, "Mr [Ben] Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?" He retorted, "a Republic, ma'am if you can keep it."