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Left or Right wing?

By Samuel Sola Micheal


The political terms LEFT & RIGHT were coined during the French Revolution (1789–1799), referring to the seating arrangement in the Estates General: those who sat on the left generally opposed the monarchy & supported the revolution, including the creation of a republic and secularization, while those on the right were supportive of the traditional institutions of the Old Regime.

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Indepth understanding & analysis of the French Revolution provide an insight as to the core meaning of Right Wing or Left Wing politics.

Many people call themselves Leftists without understanding what it entails, while some unknowingly belong to the Right Wing.

The Left Wing(Leftist) shares the ideology of egalitarianism & social equality as opposed to social hierarchy & social inequality.

It typically involves a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relative to others as well as a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished (by advocating for social justice).

On the other hand, we have the Right Wings who hold that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable, typically supporting this position on the basis of natural law, economics or tradition. Hierarchy & inequality may be viewed as natural results of traditional social differences or the competition in market economies.

The original Right in France was formed as a reaction against the Left, & comprised those politicians supporting hierarchy, tradition & clericalism.


Cover photo: To many people outside the US, the way the US government has been organized may be somewhat eccentric. First, the Founders established 3 branches of government: the Executive, the Legislature, and the Judiciary. However, the Legislature actually has 2 distinct houses: the House of Representatives and the Senate. But do you know the purpose of the US Senate?

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