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  left - OneLook Dictionary Search
adjective: of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
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www.onelook.com /?w=left&ls=a   (417 words)

  Left-wing politics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms that refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word), or with opposition to right-wing politics.
Many Greens deny that green politics is "on the left"; nonetheless, their economic policies can generally be considered left-wing, and when they have formed political coalitions (most notably in Germany, but also in local governments elsewhere), it has almost always been with groups that would generally be classified as being on the left.
Some critics of the left also suggest that deconstructionism is not the only Nietzschean element in contemporary leftism, pointing to older, mistaken interpretations of Nietzsche as the font of moral relativism and the "God is dead" philosophy, both of which they see as characterizing the perceived nihilism of modern leftist politics.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Left_(political_attitude)   (2994 words)

 Bambooweb: Right-wing
In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics.
Tradition, the means of preserving wealth, social stability, and national solidarity and ambition are among the concerns typically associated with the right wing of the political spectrum; against systemic restructure, labor and social concern, cultural diversity and internationalism, commonly associated with the left.
Political spectrum discusses various writers' views of the usefulness (or not) of the Left/Right dichotomy and of alternative spectra.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/r/i/Right-wing.html   (1281 words)

 Garbage In, Garbage Out   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
But the left has convinced itself that their cause is so righteous and so fair that they can and should do whatever is necessary in order to impose their views on others that are, in their opinion, way less enlightened than they are.
The conservative attitude seems to say that others should be left to do and think whatever they want and that the expression of even a deep-rooted hatred for conservative values is healthy and good for the nation.
The left is arrogant in thinking that they are free to actively impose their views on others by any means and in thinking that their selected end more than justifies their means.
www.gigo-soapbox.org /gigo/comments.php?id=212_0_2_0_C   (1545 words)

 THE BLANKET * Index: Current Articles
Moreover, the seemingly ever-changing nature of political development within Batasuna is presented and the use of armed struggle by ETA is discussed.
While the author usefully plots changes in political tactics and the various crises that Batasuna has faced, he draws back from a necessary and critical engagement with the strategic means, approaches and development of Basque left nationalist politics.
• The political gains achieved in 1998 and 1999 after the Lizarra-Garazi Declaration and the ETA ceasefire seem to have been far too readily squandered, whatever the lack of positive response by the Spanish government, pointing to a heavy imbalance in the relative weight given to military and political tactics within the left nationalist movement.
lark.phoblacht.net /matxinada.html   (1211 words)

 Greens. Who is Greens? What is Greens? Where is Greens? Definition of Greens. Meaning of Greens.
A potentially basis of unity for Greens could be Green values (as made explicit in the Four Pillars and other documents), but even these aren't shared by all people who see themself as Greens.
Historically, "being green" developed as an political identity together with the blooming of the peace movement, the ecology movement and the feminist movement in the late 1970s, the time the first green parties on a local level were founded.
The article on the Green movement describes the broader world-view of "being green" in the sense of a personal political identity.
www.knowledgerush.com /kr/encyclopedia/Greens   (339 words)

 citiXendotorg > Print > Three Bad Fingers
And the Left is nothing if not driven by the idea that empiricism in public policy is the hallmark of the separation between Church and State - even if you are, in fact, a person of faith personally, as many on the Left are.
But everywhere the ‘Left’ turns in the political arena, they are faced with an energized, politically-active, Christian leadership that seems to substitute the give and take of political compromise, for the righteous tone of Christian political activism.
And when the Left looks at the problems of the nation that need solving, and they look at their counterparts across the table, they are too often not dealing with people who give much weight to facts, figures, and outcomes.
www.citixen.org /wp-print.php?p=245   (661 words)

 Omer Caha, Turkish Election of November 2002
The principal way to understand the political ideology of a party is to analyze its program, any regulation that concerns the party, and speeches made in its name.(9) However, it is also necessary to look at the organizational background of a given party in Turkey since political parties are closed down too frequently.
It clearly proclaims that "the party approves of a politics which is a blend of tradition and past with modern democratic values".(16) The party program then states that the party is to be a platform for secularization and democratization, civilization and rule of law, freedom of faith and thought, and equality of opportunity.
Political opposition and democratic dynamics came to be oppressed in the aftermath of the ITF's authoritarian reign which lasted about ten years.
www.alternativesjournal.net /volume2/number1/caha.htm   (6914 words)

The French Left adhered to the idea that the ideology of the Enlightenment, which is at the core of the French Revolution of 1789, was to be exported to the Muslim countries, if need be, by force, and it always supported the colonial policies of the Empire and the Third Republic.
In fact, the attitude of the Socialists is predominantly pro-Palestinian, in the name of the anti-colonialist ideology, but it is also predominantly opposed to political Islam, in the name of secularism, a value which is the cornerstone of the Republican tradition.
This attitude comes in the context of the late 1990s, when, after years in power, the social-democratic Left, and even the Communists, were rejected by many of their traditional voters, who switched their allegiance to the Green Party or the Trotskyite Far-Left.
www.engageonline.org.uk /journal/index.php?journal_id=12&article_id=44   (4142 words)

 Book Review: Moving To the Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Irrespective of one's opinion of Clinton's policies or effectiveness, it is generally agreed that he is one of the major progenitors of a new attitude towards political enterprise.
The progenitors of the New Political Culture theory suggest that this is because outdated concepts of right and left are being inappropriately applied to a new political trend.
If their model is accurate, and my informal observations of the political milieu suggest that it is, then the question arises as to whether the described situation is to be desired.
www.yale.edu /ypq/articles/apr99/apr99c.html   (1996 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
To a student of political economy, the state of West Bengal is an enigma.
The share of Left Front seats, which had peaked in 1988, went down in the 1993 panchayat elections and fell further in the 1998 polls.
It would be interesting to see what kind of effect it produces on the political attitude of the people towards their ruler.
www.telegraphindia.com /1040217/asp/opinion/story_2797601.asp   (1253 words)

 INDIAN MUSLIMS - Victims of vote-baiting attitude of political parties
But the greed for political power among the Muslim elite kept the community segregated from the mainstream politics of the country and they remained obsessed to their conservative Islamic identity.
Among them the attitude of Indian Communists could be judged by a historical fact of October 1920, when M.N.Roy founded the Communist Party of India at Tashkent in Russia with the co-operation of a group of Indian Islamists, who had left India to fight against the British to avenge abolition of Khilafat.
Political parties as well as Muslim leadership used each other for their self-seeking political and communal interest respectively at the cost of common Muslims, who remained educationally and economically backward.
www.saag.org /papers8/paper767.html   (3408 words)

In response, the left is trying to change the playing field to insure that they remain relevant by switching from demands for "equal opportunity" to an insistance on "equal outcome".
The paranoia of the left can be seen in their attempts to undermine his actions by resorting to ridiculous connections that simply don't compute-- just as fluoridation being a plot of the communists didn't resonate with reality; neither does Michael Moore's fictional documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, make the paranoid case for some underlying conspiracy.
That this is so, does not take the liberal left off the hook for their unbelievably childish and incredibly foolish paranoid attempts to manipulate political rhetoric in a time of war; in a manner that enables our enemies to exploit exposed faultlines in American politics--and to do it solely for their own personal political gain.
drsanity.blogspot.com /2006/05/political-paranoia-of-left-parts-i-and.html   (4930 words)

 Mothers with Attitude
I try to think about politics as little as possible, because I have enough things in my life to make me crazy without that, goodness knows.
The Political Compass site leads you through a series of statements on economic, governmental and social issues, allowing you to strongly disagree, disagree, agree or strongly agree.
I wound up still left of center, somewhat farther to the right than Gandhi but in the same general quadrant.
www.motherswithattitude.com /rants/070501.html   (445 words)

 Herman Belz: A living constitution or fundamental law?
With reason Thomas I. Cook concluded in 1941 that political and social scientists were reviving the analysis of government in terms of arbitrariness versus the rule of law and were increasingly aware of the danger of attacking constitutional law in the desire for solutions to specific problems.
As Cold War attitudes intensified in the 1950s and the enormities of Nazism were fully considered, the apparent connection between totalitarianism and positivism in political science provoked strong reaction from neo-constitutionalists.
As it became evident, however, that the crisis of political order of which totalitarianism was a symptom could not be met simply by resorting to old formulas, neo-constitutionalists sought to adapt theories of the rule of law to the dominant concerns and aspirations of the contemporary age.
www.constitution.org /cmt/belz/lcfl_05.htm   (10920 words)

 Political Parties (Before the Bolshevik Revolution)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This was the party of the socialists intellectuals, which means: all the means of education having been in the hands of the propertied classes, the intellectuals instinctively reacted to their training, and took the side of the propertied classes.
Left Socialist Revolutionaries: Although theoretically sharing the Bolshevik programme of dictatorship of the working-class, at first were reluctant to follow the ruthless Bolshevik tactics.
As the peasants left the ranks of the Essaires in increasing numbers they joined the Left Socialist Revolutionary Party, which became the great peasant party supporting the Soviet Government, standing for confiscation without compensation of the great landed estates, and their disposition by the peasants themselves.
www.marxists.org /history/ussr/revolution/johnreed/parties.htm   (1085 words)

 Beyond Left Wing and Right Wing Conspiracies  merak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Therefore the reality of left wing and right wing conspiracies is a given: of course they exist.
Our national game of left wing/right wing politics is still the formality being observed, but power and money have been siphoned off, and the IV draining these away runs along the floor out of sight.
Neither the left wing agenda nor the right wing agenda will ever make a dent in this, since it is engineered behind the scenes by powers far greater than sincere political thinking of either end of the spectrum.
worldwiderenaissance.org /Documents/BeyondLeftWingandRightWing.htm   (1290 words)

 Left and Right: The Significance of a Political Distinction, by Norbert Bobbio - reviewed by Louis Andrews
Bobbio uses a dual axis approach to political definition: equality/inequality and liberty/authority, though only the equality/inequality axis is intrinsic to the left/right distinction.
In his discussions of moderates and extremes, Bobbio is clear that these have nothing to do with the nature of the political belief, but the level of their radicalization.
In fact, the revolutionary left often considers the moderate left as the bigger obstacle to power, and the same is true on the right as well.
www.lrainc.com /swtaboo/library/lra_lr.html   (1036 words)

 LEFTIST MOTIVATIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Political correctness has now been entrenched in law in many countries -- as was shown in 2002 in Australia: An Australian conservative Senator gave a private interview in which he spoke disparagingly but not unreasonably or abusively of Australian fls.
But a recent innovation in political correctness -- that American Indians should not be allowed to use Indian mascots or use such Indian terms as "Braves" to refer to themselves or name their sporting teams -- leaves me crosseyed with the deviousness of its "logic".
For many people, one of the great attractions of Communism (and to a lesser degree of the Left generally) in the late 19th century and for most of the 20th Century was its opposition to the churches and their moral codes.
www.geocities.com /jonjayray/leftism2.html   (20171 words)

Two from the Attitude to Authority (AA) scale (Ray, 1971) were found that were scored Leftist anti-authoritarian and which yet correlated positively with the BF scale.
Political attitudes were found to be two dimensional, with authoritarians (in the F scale sense) being just as likely to be liberal as anti-liberal.
While the research above shows that the idealistic Leftist ideology expressed in the HR scale is unrelated to the old-fashioned attitudes embodied in the F scale, results from other research show that Leftist and Rightist attitudes in general are far from unrelated -- they are in opposition to one-another.
jonjayray.0catch.com /authlef2.html   (1407 words)

 European Left - Some remarks concerning the creation of the Party of the European Left
Many parties of the transforming European Left, after a phase of difficult reorientation of their politics after the upheavals of 1989/90, had reached the conclusion that it was high time to build up a more concrete collaboration, so as to convey a common profile to this European Left.
From the beginning on, there was agreement that the further work on the creation of a Left party has to take place openly and transparently, that the issue is to involve the membership of the parties and to discuss concrete political steps together with them and with the sympathisers.
The Left in Europe consists of diverse, in part opposing political and social formations, different in their politics, programs and worldviews, different in their backing and regional bases, different in their experiences and in their attitude towards the EU.
www.european-left.org /about/introduction   (1112 words)

 Slavoj Zizek [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
While political subjects maintain a conscious sense of freedom from the explicit norms of their culture, Zizek contends, this disidentification is grounded in their unconscious attachment to the Law as superego, itself an agency of enjoyment.
When political strife, uncertainty or division occur, political ideologies and the fundamental fantasies upon which they lean (3a) operate to resignify this political discontent so that the political ideal of community can be sustained, and to deny the possibility that this discontent might signal a fundamental injustice or flaw within the regime.
In political philosophy, Zizek’s Lacanian theory of ideology presents a radically new descriptive perspective that affords us a unique purchase on many of the paradoxes of liberalconsumerist subjectivity, which is at once politically cynical (as the political right laments) and politically conformist (as the political left struggles to come to terms with).
www.iep.utm.edu /z/zizek.htm   (10966 words)

 Pravda.RU:Mothers of Love and Anger
She is very connected with left wing movements of Argentina and the rest of the world and does not doubt in saying that the group of Fundadoras "prostitute themselves by selling their children blood to the Government".
He had never participated in politics before and is now one of the symbols of the fight for Human Rights.
For his group, people disappeared were revolutionaries and its task is to follow their example and carry on the fight for freedom on the world.
english.pravda.ru /main/2003/02/06/43045_.html   (611 words)

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