Libertarianism(redirected from Classical Libertarianism)
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Related to Classical Libertarianism: Classical Conservatism, Libertarian capitalism
A political philosophy characterized by minimalist governance. Libertarians favor little or no government intervention in the economy beyond basic protection of property rights. They also strongly oppose perceived infringements of civil liberties. For example, a libertarian would likely oppose the indefinite detention of a suspected subversive without charges.