20 January 2011
Definitions: Right v. Left
A useful review by E. M. Smith, of a variety of political definitions that tend to confuse many of us, can be found here. You know: socialism, fascism, communism, progressivism and many of the interesting variations on those themes. The untrustworthiness of Wikipedia is also pointed out along the way. Damn, now in addition to being skeptical about Wiki on Global Warming topics, we have to be careful about these topics as well. I am beginning to understand why I tend to get curious looks when I casually mention in passing something about the National Socialists being on the Left, perhaps not quite as far Left as Stalin and like-minded folks. Mr Smith also promises some further definitions in the future. Stay tuned.