Originally Posted by Rohirrim
You didn't read it all, or as usual, read it but didn't understand any of it. As the writer pointed out, classical liberalism didn't concern itself with inequality. For modern liberalism, that became a fundamental principle. And certainly not "...at the expense of individual liberty" which is just another Right Wing lie.
You're failing to connect the dots here.
Equality is not Liberty. At times they align. But at times they conflict. This can't be denied.
If you choose equality over liberty, you are not a liberal in the classical sense at all. And for that reason you can draw no line from today's liberals back to those.
The resemblance boils down to name alone. And only because common definitions tend to change over time.