Classical Liberalism Vs LibertarianWatch
what is the difference between Classic Liberalism and Libertarian ideology?
Generally speaking, there isn't too much of a difference. Libertarianism is a type of classical liberalism - a more extreme version if you like. They share the same values for the most part. Both libertarians and classical liberals are minarchists, meaning they want to reduce the states functions to a bare minimum. With that being said, libertarians are often described as anarcho-capitalists; classical liberals are usually liberals and not anarchists. They're pretty closely aligned though - just imagine libertarianism being the more modern and intense version. The difference isn't clear cut though and you'd probably end up just splitting hairs if you wanted to have a real discussion about it