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Small-l libertarianism

The term "small-l libertarian" is used by those who define themselves as ideologically libertarian, but are not members of or adherents to the official Libertarian Party in their country. People who consider themselves "small-l" often derisively refer to those who follow the party line as "Big-L Libertarians".

This term is used chiefly in countries with Libertarian parties. Those who use it usually do so to distance themselves from some of the more radical and controversial policy platforms and candidates of the party, although in some cases is it used by those who feel that the party is too moderate.

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