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1) The beginning of the 20th Century was a time of huge hope that an unstoppable wave of //Liberal// values was spreading across the world, and that it was only a matter of time before the old authoritarian empires, monarchies and militaristic governments would crumble. Even //left wing// writers like Marx and Engels predicted this outcome (albeit as the first inevitable step towards their beloved //Communist// system!).
1) The advent and aftermath of the //First World War// ended this optimism: as states collapsed under financial bankruptcy and people despaired at what the existing ruling classes has led them into, there was the growth of support for radical anti-capitalist political systems. Dissiliusionment, nationalism and isolationism were in the ascendant, even within the few beacons of liberalism such as the USA.
1) The //Age of Deference// was coming to an end, but the //Great Depression// only seemed to confirm that //Liberal Democracy// was not the solution and doomed to failure. Peoples views hardened as they looked for an alternative and the political tide turned to a battle between socialism, its two offspring communism and fascism, and //Burkean Conservativism// that upheld so-called //traditional values//.
1) The victim here was //liberalism// that got squeezed out as people moved away to other philosophies through a mixture of fear to protect their own interests, and a perceived failure of the liberal project.
1) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge spread of the //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out. As a paranoid fear and a lack of self confidence gripped the remaining democratic nations, //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//: Keynsianism and Moneterism became the prevailing economic models as governments on right and left tampered with economic and industrial //planning//. Restrictions on social, personal and political freedom were also maintained under the guise of needing to oppose //communism//.
1) A cowed, despondent //Liberal// movement were panicked into looking for a new direction, and decided that its future lay in becoming more //social democratic//. The result has been that on both sides of the Atlantic the word //Liberal// became more associated with //socialism//, especially in the USA.
1) The 21st Century, however, was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress and restrict their citizens. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were primarily responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, that economic success could only be guaranteed by having an //elite// in control, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them// and the benefits that the ruling class accrued would //trickle down// to the populace. But: then came the financial collapse of 2008, and the unpleasant truth was exposed...
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i) The beginning of the 20th Century was a time of huge hope that an unstoppable wave of //Liberal// values was spreading across the world, and that it was only a matter of time before the old authoritarian empires, monarchies and militaristic governments would crumble. Even //left wing// writers like Marx and Engels predicted this outcome (albeit as the first inevitable step towards their beloved //Communist// system!).
i) The advent and aftermath of the //First World War// ended this optimism: as states collapsed under financial bankruptcy and people despaired at what the existing ruling classes has led them into, there was the growth of support for radical anti-capitalist political systems. Dissiliusionment, nationalism and isolationism were in the ascendant, even within the few beacons of liberalism such as the USA.
i) The //Age of Deference// was coming to an end, but the //Great Depression// only seemed to confirm that //Liberal Democracy// was not the solution and doomed to failure. Peoples views hardened as they looked for an alternative and the political tide turned to a battle between socialism, its two offspring communism and fascism, and //Burkean Conservativism// that upheld so-called //traditional values//.
i) The victim here was //liberalism// that got squeezed out as people moved away to other philosophies through a mixture of fear to protect their own interests, and a perceived failure of the liberal project.
i) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge spread of the //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out. As a paranoid fear and a lack of self confidence gripped the remaining democratic nations, //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//: Keynsianism and Moneterism became the prevailing economic models as governments on right and left tampered with economic and industrial //planning//. Restrictions on social, personal and political freedom were also maintained under the guise of needing to oppose //communism//.
i) A cowed, despondent //Liberal// movement were panicked into looking for a new direction, and decided that its future lay in becoming more //social democratic//. The result has been that on both sides of the Atlantic the word //Liberal// became more associated with //socialism//, especially in the USA.
i) The 21st Century, however, was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress and restrict their citizens. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were primarily responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, that economic success could only be guaranteed by having an //elite// in control, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them// and the benefits that the ruling class accrued would //trickle down// to the populace. But: then came the financial collapse of 2008, and the unpleasant truth was exposed...


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====The Rise & Fall of Liberalism: ====
==a (very) brief overview of the past 100 years...==
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//Introduction//
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====The Rise & Fall of Liberalism: a (very) brief overview of the past 100 years...====
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i) The beginning of the 20th Century was a time of huge hope that an unstoppable wave of //Liberal// values was spreading across the world, and that it was only a matter of time before the old authoritarian empires, monarchies and militaristic governments would crumble. Even //left wing// writers like Marx and Engels predicted this outcome (albeit as the first inevitable step towards their beloved //Communist// system!).
i) The advent and aftermath of the //First World War// ended this optimism: as states collapsed under financial bankruptcy and people despaired at what the existing ruling classes has led them into, there was the growth of support for radical anti-capitalist political systems. Dissiliusionment, nationalism and isolationism were in the ascendant, even within the few beacons of liberalism such as the USA.
i) The //Age of Deference// was coming to an end, but the //Great Depression// only seemed to confirm that //Liberal Democracy// was not the solution and doomed to failure. Peoples views hardened as they looked for an alternative and the political tide turned to a battle between socialism, its two offspring communism and fascism, and //Burkean Conservativism// that upheld so-called //traditional values//.
i) The victim here was //liberalism// that got squeezed out as people moved away to other philosophies through a mixture of fear to protect their own interests, and a perceived failure of the liberal project.
i) The aftermath of the //Second World War// and the huge spread of the //Communist// hegemony in //Eastern Europe// and China meant that //Liberalism// was again squeezed out. As a paranoid fear and a lack of self confidence gripped the remaining democratic nations, //Statist// economic and social policies become regarded as //the accepted norm//: Keynsianism and Moneterism became the prevailing economic models as governments on right and left tampered with economic and industrial //planning//. Restrictions on social, personal and political freedom were also maintained under the guise of needing to oppose //communism//.
i) A cowed, despondent //Liberal// movement were panicked into looking for a new direction, and decided that its future lay in becoming more //social democratic//. The result has been that on both sides of the Atlantic the word //Liberal// became more associated with //socialism//, especially in the USA.
i) The 21st Century, however, was a new opportunity for the reemergence of true //Liberalism//: the fall and total economic and moral failure of the communist system no longer provided governments with the excuse to repress and restrict their citizens. However, the existing //Ruling Class// still hung on to power by convincing its people that they were primarily responsible for bringing down the twin scourges of fascism and communism, that economic success could only be guaranteed by having an //elite// in control, and that all the people need to do was to //Trust Them// and the benefits that the ruling class accrued would //trickle down// to the populace. But: then came the financial collapse of 2008, and the unpleasant truth was exposed...
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======Liberalism:======
==Overview==
1) In a Liberal state individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary.”
1) The central idea of Liberalism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, and that each person has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose so long as they respect the equal rights of others.
1) All human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.
1) Liberalism is the //antithesis //of Communism & Fascism, and any other statist, totalitarian, or authoritarian form of government.
1) Communism & Fascism are both //Anti-Capitalist//.
1) Communism & Fascism are both the extreme //offspring// of Socialism.
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1) Liberalism is the //antithesis //of Communism & Fascism, and any other statist, totalitarian, or authoritarian form of government.
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1) Liberalism is the //antithesis //of Communism & Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government.
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1) It is the antithesis of Communism & Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government.


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1) In a Liberal state individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary.”
1) The central idea of Liberalism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, and that each person has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose so long as they respect the equal rights of others.
1) All human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.
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1) In a Liberal state individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary.”
1) The central idea of Liberalism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, and that each person has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose so long as they respect the equal rights of others.
1) All human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.


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1) The central idea of Liberalism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, and that each person has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose so long as they respect the equal rights of others.
1) All human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.
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1) The central idea of Liberalism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, and that each person has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose so long as they respect the equal rights of others.
1) All human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.


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1) In a Liberal state individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary.”
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1) In a Liberal state individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary.”


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1) It is the antithesis of Communism & Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government.
1) Communism & Fascism are both //Anti-Capitalist//.
1) Communism & Fascism are both the extreme //offspring// of Socialism.
1) In a Liberal state individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary.”
1) The central idea of Liberalism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, and that each person has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose so long as they respect the equal rights of others.
1) All human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.
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1) It is the antithesis of Communism & Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government. Communism & Fascism are both //Anti-Capitalist//.
1) Individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary.”
1) The central idea of libertarianism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, and that each person has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose so long as they respect the equal rights of others.
1) All human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.


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1) It is the antithesis of Communism & Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government. Communism & Fascism are both //Anti-Capitalist//.
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1) It is the antithesis of Communism and Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government. Communism & Fascism are both //Anti-Capitalist//.


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==Overview==
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==Overview & History==


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1) It is the antithesis of Communism and Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government. Communism & Fascism are both //Anti-Capitalist//.
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1) It is the antithesis of Communism and Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government. Communism & Fascism are both //Anti-Capitalist//


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1) It is the antithesis of Communism and Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government. Communism & Fascism are both //Anti-Capitalist//
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1) It is the antithesis of Communism and Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government.


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==Overview & History==
==[[Liberal Philisophical Forbears|Great Liberal Philisophical Forbears & Inspirations...]]==
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===Overview & History===
[[Liberal Philisophical Forbears|Great Liberal Philisophical Forbears & Inspirations]]


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===Overview & History===
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======Overview of Liberalism.======
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1) It is the antithesis of Communism and Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government.
1) Individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary.”
1) The central idea of libertarianism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, and that each person has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose so long as they respect the equal rights of others.
1) All human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.
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It is the antithesis of Communism and Fascism, and any other authoritarian or statist forms of government.
Individual well-being, prosperity, and social harmony are fostered by "as much liberty as possible" and "as little government as necessary.”
The central idea of libertarianism is that people should be permitted to run their own lives as they wish, and that each person has the right to live his or her life in any way they choose so long as they respect the equal rights of others.
All human relationships should be voluntary; the only actions that should be forbidden by law are those that involve the initiation of force against those who have not themselves used force-actions like murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, and fraud.


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