As nouns the difference between leftism and liberalism
is that leftism
is belief in the principles of left-wing politics while liberalism
is the quality of being liberal.
Belief in the principles of left-wing politics.
The quality of being liberal.
Any political movement founded on the autonomy and personal freedom of the individual, progress and reform, and government by law with the consent of the governed.
An economic theory in favour of laissez faire and the free market.