Is Classical Liberalism Anti-Democratic?

In Analysis by Michael Rae

My friend Helena Rosenblatt and I debated whether classical liberalism is anti-democratic, for Timbro’s Ideologi podcast, moderated by Amanda Broberg. Helena delivered an opening statement, and then I delivered an opening statement. Here is a of my opener, lightly edited.
I present the relationship between democracy and the political persuasion that in the 1770s Adam Smith and others christened “liberal.”
Klein’s opener (begins at 19:39 in the podcast):
Thank you very much, Helena, I look forward to reacting to some of your comments. I too have prepared an opener, which I’ll dive into first, and so you’ll be the first one to react.

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