The Liberal is a UK-based online magazine "dedicated to promoting liberalism around the world". The publication explores liberal attitudes to a range of cultural issues, and encourages a dialogue between liberal politics and the liberal arts. Ideologically, The Liberal challenges the concept of 'liberalisms', arguing that the liberal tradition finds its modern expression in social liberalism; and that what is commonly regarded as classical liberalism is in fact neoliberalism.
The title claims a lineage with The Liberal, a short-lived periodical founded in 1822 by the Romantic poets Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Byron and Leigh Hunt. The modern version was launched in print in July 2004 ‒ 180 years after the original ceased publication ‒ "to rehabilitate Romantic Liberalism and reinvigorate the public sphere".