Nature of Liberalism

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Liberalism is primarily concerned with extending and protecting the freedom of both individuals and minority groups. This implies strong defence of rights and a political system that is tolerant and takes rights into account. 

Liberaks see society as a collection of free individuals - thought they do not believe we have a moral obligation for the welfare of others. 

Though Liberals oppose the excessive power of the state they do accept the positive role for the state in terms of promoting equality of opp, social justice and provision of welfare. There is an emphasis on equal…


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