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American libertarianism is generally considered to be part of the liberal tradition; libertarians sometimes take the label "classic liberal". In modern America, "liberalism" is generally interpreted to include more progressive or socialist characteristics, such as those represented by the "New Deal", and is emobodied in the Democratic Party. The paleoliberal movement is a response to this change of liberal philosophy.

Some libertarians distance themselves from the liberal tradition and associate with anarchism instead. It is often claimed that these two traditions are necessarily distinct and opposed to each other.

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