"“Classical liberalism” is the term used to designate the ideology advocating private property, an unhampered market economy, the rule of law, constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion and of the press, and international peace based on free trade…including freedom of contract and exchange and the free disposition of one’s own labor, is given a high priority. Historically, liberalism has manifested a hostility to state action, which, it insists, should be reduced to a minimum." ~ Ralph Raico
Hmm, sounds a lot like conservatism. I wonder where the shift occurred.
Kelly OConnell pens the missive, "Liberalism: A Basic Primer—Or, Why Leftism is Failure Incarnate".
Mark J. Perry enlightens us Why Socialism Failed.