Jean Lievens: Kieran Kelly Defines the Real and True Left-Wing (Not Faux Liberal)

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What Is (and Is Not) Left-Wing?

by Kieran Kelly

Dissident Voce / May 29th, 2014

EXTRACT

The term left-wing comes from those who during the French Revolution believed in a society based on the revolutionary ideals that had animated the masses. Over time there has been a consensus among left-wing movements on many issues (I exclude here state regimes which adopt left-wing rhetoric, but which, more often than not, are actually right-wing in their nature). My purpose here is to produce a comprehensive and inclusive list. The list below gives an idea of a maximal left-wing philosophy, like a platonic ideal.

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Anti-authoritarian
Redistributative
Collectivist
Conscious
Progressive
Optimistic
Universal

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