Political Liberalism

Economic Liberalism

Inherent contradiction:
government must leave alone AND protect
(separation of powers, elections)

Is liberalism "radical"?


Preference for institutions & practices

Humans not born free or good,
but naturally prone to:

Edmund Burke (1790):
state=partnership not only between living, but between "those who are living, those who are dead and those who are to be born."
(compare Rousseau's Social Contract [1762])

meanings: conservative vs. reactionary