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Welcome to /r/Libertarian

Welcome to /r/Libertarian, a subreddit to discuss libertarianism. We are NOT a generic politics sub. We are a libertarian sub, about libertarianism.

We do not owe you a platform to push anti-libertarian ideologies such as socialism/communism. This sub is explicitly against Communism/Socialism as it is antithetical to libertarianism. In addition everyone must follow the rules below.

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Milei's full interview with Bloomberg dubbed

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2024/04/06
08:30 UTC

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Ten more days

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2024/04/06
03:18 UTC

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Presidential candidate of choice?

If you do not plan to vote do not submit and answer

View Poll

9 Comments
2024/04/06
03:05 UTC

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Why the left-wing/right-wing positions of the American Revolution are reversed compared to other revolutions?

To be clear, I am referring to "left-wing" and "right-wing" in an American/Western context.

When it comes to historiographies of most revolutions - e.g., the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, etc; - people who are aligned with the political left tend to hold said revolutions as positive events and extoll their apparent virtues, while those on the political right tend to hold the revolutions in a negative light and lament social, political, and economic changes and bloodshed resulting from them. This is especially the case within countries where a particular revolution occurred - for example, the French left portray the French Revolution in a very positive light, while those on the French right portray it negatively. But even internationally, those on the left tend to hold the revolutions as positive and those on the right as negative; for example, outside France, those on the left are more likely to praise the French Revolution, while those on the right are more likely to criticize it.

However, in the case of the American Revolution, if anything, the reverse is the case. Within American political contexts, it those on the right almost unanimously hold the revolution in a positive light and tend to praise the social, political, and economic changes which it brought about, and are much more likely to praise the revolutionaries as heroes. Meanwhile, those on the left are much more divided in their positions regarding the revolution and, on the whole, are much more likely to criticize the revolution and the revolutionaries and lament the societal changes which the revolution brought about. Those on the left are far more likely to say the revolution was bad/unnecessary and say they wish it failed and much more likely to portray the revolutionaries as villains.

And this seems to be the case internationally as well - those aligned with the left are much more likely to condemn the American Revolution - or at least be critical of it - while those aligned with the right are more likely to praise it. The one exception to this I can think of are “old-fashioned/posh“ traditional right-wing niche-types in Commonwealth countries (especially if they are monarchists); they are more likely to be critical of the revolution than approving of it, for obvious reasons. Otherwise, internationally, the left seems to regard the revolution more negatively and the right regards it positively.

So, why in the case of the American Revolution are the right more likely to praise it and the left more likely to criticize it when the reverse is the case for most other revolutions?

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2024/04/06
01:21 UTC

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Israel last 24 hrs

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2024/04/05
22:58 UTC

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Imagine believing that Socialism will produce a Utopia when in reality it has always ended in famines, misery and genocide. That's narcissistic audacity.

6 Comments
2024/04/05
21:11 UTC

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Some rules apply

1 Comment
2024/04/05
18:33 UTC

640

Fuck Roosevelt

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2024/04/05
18:18 UTC

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Rothbard on "fairness in taxation"

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2024/04/05
18:16 UTC

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Deregulate, deregulate, deregulate

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2024/04/05
18:15 UTC

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Unregistered bikes in Australia are forfeited to the Crown.

23 Comments
2024/04/05
16:00 UTC

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Don't Vote! | Dave Smith On: Voting

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2024/04/05
15:51 UTC

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Lew Rockwell on Democracy

3 Comments
2024/04/05
14:54 UTC

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Courage is contagious

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2024/04/05
14:54 UTC

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Saifedean Ammous | Part Of The Problem 1110

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2024/04/05
14:51 UTC

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Don’t forget! Gonna be interesting

I can’t believe Hogg agreed to this!

91 Comments
2024/04/05
13:23 UTC

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Hidden intentions

51 Comments
2024/04/05
01:29 UTC

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Speak out against all forms of socialism before its too late

293 Comments
2024/04/04
23:59 UTC

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Indian and European Farm bills

It seems like every couple of months farmers on that side of the planet destroy a government building. Yet, every time i've read the farm bills proposed, they would liberalize the economy.

  1. Why do Europeans allow farmers to bully the government(and thusly the economy) of their countries?
  2. Why wasn't there much talk on this subreddit about the fact that India got closer to actually liberalizing their economy(at least before they did a 180)?
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2024/04/04
22:45 UTC

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The real story of Robin Hood

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2024/04/04
22:38 UTC

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You don’t say..

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2024/04/04
22:35 UTC

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