Libertarian in the United States has a meaning which is almost the opposite of what it has in the rest of the world traditionally. Here, libertarian means ultra right-wing capitalist. In the European tradition, libertarian means socialist. So, anarchism was sometimes called libertarian socialism, a large wing of anarchism, so we have to be a little careful about terminology. In America, libertarian means “extreme advocate of total tyranny.” It means power out to be given into the hands of the private, unaccountable tyrannies - even worse than state tyrannies because [in them] the public has some kind of role.”

    - Noam Chomsky, on the term “libertarian.”

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Libertarian in the United States has a meaning which is almost the opposite of what it has in the rest of the world traditionally. Here, libertarian means ultra right-wing capitalist. In the European tradition, libertarian means socialist. So, anarchism was sometimes called libertarian socialism, a large wing of anarchism, so we have to be a little careful about terminology. In America, libertarian means “extreme advocate of total tyranny.” It means power out to be given into the hands of the private, unaccountable tyrannies - even worse than state tyrannies because [in them] the public has some kind of role.”- Noam Chomsky, on the term “libertarian.”