Comment: anyone can call themselves whatever they want

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anyone can call themselves whatever they want

But we have to agree on the meaning or certain words. The most commonly accepted meaning of the word libertarian is the acceptance of the non-agression axiom. Alternatively, as wikipedia says, libertarianism holds liberty as the highest political end (though this is not a very well defined statement). Libertarian socialism and left-libertarianism are just nonsense, as you need a state apparatus to prevent people from accumulating homesteaded property. Since Chomsky is opposed to private property, he is not a libertarian.

Now, it could be that the word "libertarian" is hijacked by these confused souls just like the word "liberal" has been corrupted from its original meaning. There is nothing to be done about that. Language evolves. But we are not there yet, so I will insist that Chomsky is no libertarian.

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." - Khalil Gibran
"The Perfect Man has no self; the Holy Man has no merit; the Sage has no fame." - Chuang Tzu