Left And Right In Politics Explained | Khodorkovsky Blog

March 5, 2021

What does Left-Wing and Right-Wing mean in politics? A few centuries ago, right before the French revolution, French Parliament members chose their seats according to the ideas they supported. Those on the right wing were proponents of the old order, the monarchy, aristocracy, and religious tradition. Those on the left wing wanted to create a republic, separate church and state, and abolish classes. That’s how the words ‘right’ and ‘left’ crept their way into the world of politics. With time, the meaning of the words changed!

Let’s what left and right mean in politics today.