Friday 10 May 2002

More confusion

In this week's Spectator, Melanie Phillips thinks that:
Liberalism has to be rescued from the clutches of the libertarians.

Bizarrely, Ms Phillips seems to think that we live in a libertarian society. None of the hundreds of books I have read about libertarianism use the term as a synonym for libertinism. If only the good old word liberal hadn't been stolen by the socialists there would be a lot less political confusion.