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Re: [ProgSoc] [Progsoc] Protests, (was GPL)
On Tue, 15 May 2001, alister air wrote:
> On Tue, 15 May 2001, Colin Yip wrote:
> > ...Well, at least that's what he considered himself to be. Personally, he
> > strikes me as more of a libertarian than as a socialist, 'coz most of his
> > views tended to question all "official" and "accepted" views of history,
> > and emphasised more on a society based on free will rather than on a
> > society based on necessity.
> The correct terminology in Europe would indeed be "libertarian". This has
> unfortunate connotations in Australia as people then tend to think of the
> US Libertarian party - which is as badly misnamed as the Democratic
Ugh. You make a good point.
I was referring to the European version of "Libertarian". The majority
(well, at least half anyway) of Americans tend to be Conservatives anyway,
and I did make the mistake of labelling one of 'em a "Libertarian": It was
almost as if he took it as a personal insult (of course, we're mates so he
let me off easily).
*cut the rest*
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