Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Intro to Left-Right politics

Wondering why there is a Left and a Right in politics? This Wikipedia page titled Politics might serve as a good introduction to the entire topic of politics, including the Left-Right thing. From the main page;

"Most political analysts and politicians divide politics into left wing and right wing politics, often also using the idea of center politics as a middle path of policy between the right and left. This classification is comparatively recent (it was not used by Aristotle or Hobbes, for instance), and dates from the French Revolution era, when those members of the National Assembly who opposed the monarchy sat on the left, while those who supported it sat on the right.[37]"

Read more at main Politics article and at Left-right politics article.

- Sujewa

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