What is the principle used to divide leftists and rightists and how this classification originated?


Answer from: Alexander Gruber:
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During the French revolution people were seated in parliament (national assembly) according to their opinion: supporters of constitutional monarchy (felons) were on the right, and opposite them, on the left, sat Jacobins, known for their radical views (moderates occupied the seats in the middle). Therefore, initially, the right-wingers are conservatives, and the left-wingers are revolutionaries.
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Answer from: Alexandra Fedorovskaya:
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It's simple. Political freedoms (left) vs. economic freedoms (right). If against all freedoms - authoritarianism (lower), if for both freedoms - libertarianism (upper).


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