Finally learnt “exactly” what left- and right- meant in politics.
Left: Rejecting the inequality that results from the free market is left;
Right: Accepting it is right.
Left: The extent to which the government should (interventionism)
Right: The government should not (laissez-faire) intervene in the economy in order to benefit the poor.
Left: Preference for a “larger” government;
Right: Preference for a “smaller” government.
Left: Prefers trading protection for freedom;
Right: Favors trading freedom for security.
Left: Equality of outcome;
Right: Equality of opportunity.
Left: A secular government;
Right: A religious government.
Left: The idea that law dictates culture;
Right: The idea that culture dictates law.
Left: Support for national independence, autonomy and sovereignty, especially for smaller groups;
Right: Support only for established states and governments is right.
Left: Internationalism and cosmopolitan attitudes;
Right: National interests.
Right: Military force.
Left: The idea that human nature and society are malleable;
Right: The idea that human nature and society are fixed.
Left: The idea that human beings are naturally good;
Right: The idea that human beings are naturally flawed.
Left: The left holds that evil and suffering are the products of an unfair society which should be fixed,
Right: The right holds that they are inescapable elements of the human condition.
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