Libertarianism vs. Authoritarianism



A political philosophy maintaining that all persons are the absolute owners of their own lives, and should be free to do whatever they wish with their persons or property, provided they allow others that same liberty.


A form of government in which the governing body has absolute, or almost absolute, control. Typically this control is maintained by force, and little heed is paid to public opinion or the judicial system.


(philosophy) The doctrine of free will, as opposed to necessitarianism.


a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)


Libertarian principles or doctrines.


Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by the rejection of political plurality, the use of a strong central power to preserve the political status quo, and reductions in the rule of law, separation of powers, and democratic voting. Political scientists have created many typologies describing variations of authoritarian forms of government.



an ideological belief in freedom of thought and speech


Libertarianism (from French: libertaire, from Latin: libertas, ) is a political philosophy and movement that upholds liberty as a core principle. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and political freedom, emphasizing free association, freedom of choice, individualism and voluntary association.

‘libertarian’; ‘freedom’;

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