EthanLange, apologies for being late in replying. I come From the Christopher Dawson/Russell Kirk/Eric Voegelin way of thinking that ideology is a human construct, usually a political abstraction based on secularized religious ideas. I don’t think of libertarianism as an ideology, but as an anti-ideology. It starts with a basic (and to my mind true) premise about the human person and allows the human person to flourish in his/her own way. It seeks to leaven, not to control. Hope this helps.