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Left and Right The Significance of a Political Distinction

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ISBN-10: 0226062465

ISBN-13: 9780226062464

Edition: N/A

Authors: Norberto Bobbio, Allan Cameron

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Politicians and pundits have long disparaged their opponents with polemicist cries of "leftist!" or "rightist!" But with the fall of communism and the recent conservative ascendancy in the United States and Europe, many commentators have flatly declared that the traditional left/right distinction has lost its relevance. Now, even as political players scramble to redefine themselves with freshly "spun" labels, Norberto Bobbio asserts that the demise of the left/right distinction has been greatly exaggerated. Bobbio argues that left and right are not absolute terms, but represent a shifting map of the political spectrum, relative to the particular cultural and historical contexts of a given…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Preface to the First Italian Edition
A Challenge to the Distinction
Extremists and Moderates
The Left/Right Distinction Survives
In Search of the Criterion which Governs the Distinction
Other Criteria
Equality and Inequality
Freedom and Authoritarianism
The Pole Star A Reply to the Critics (1995) Notes