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Political figures from Jefferson to Lenin to FDR and philosophers from Locke to Marx to Rawls all claim to stand for liberty, but they have radically different understandings of what liberty is, and so they advocate very different sorts of societies.

The same is true of many of today’s political and cultural groups, from Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party to Black Lives Matter to libertarian student organizations like Students for Liberty.

So: What is liberty? What does it look like to truly advocate it? What does it mean to be for liberty? Onkar Ghate and Gregory Salmieri discuss these questions and others at Ayn Rand Student Conference 2017.