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Liberalism and the Free Market

Reflecting on the departure of Baroness Margaret Thatcher and on her ideology (often described as “neo-liberalism”), it is a paradox that an individualist should put so much faith in an institution – the market.  To paraphrase her much quoted remark

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In defence of broad church politics

There has been a bit of a debate waging over the past week about “classical (or economic) liberals versus social liberals,” partly due to the launch of the Social Liberal Forum and exacerbated by a recent editorial in Liberator Magazine.

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What is Social Liberalism?

By David Howarth This article was originally published in Reinventing the State: Social Liberalism for the 21st Century. We are grateful to David for allowing us to reproduce this article. Sometime in the late nineteenth century, liberalism began to divide

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