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An ideology is a set of opinions or beliefs belonging to a group, political party or individual. Ideology may also refer to the political beliefs or ideas that characterize a particular culture. Capitalism, communism, socialism, feminism and Marxism are considered ideologies. But not all -ism words are.

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What does "far right tilt" actually mean in the context of the EU in 2024?

The Washington Post's June 9, 2024 European Parliament tilts right; Macron calls snap elections in France uses the terms "far right" and "conservative" three times and "...
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Why does the left support the blank slate theory? [closed]

Why does the left (maybe not the entire left) support the blank slate theory (see here for instance)? By left, I mean the diverse movements/ideologies adhering in a form or another, to a much or ...
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Interpretation of "right" and "left"

I have heard many people throw away words like "this party is left" and "this party is right wing" but many people(including me) doesn't know exactly how do we interpret "...
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Do chemical-biological problems benefit capitalism?

Mark Fisher, in his book Capitalist Realism, writes: The current ruling ontology denies any possibility of a social causation of mental illness. The chemico-biologization of mental illness is of ...
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Left vs. Right wing linear (binary) spectrum validity

In the field of political debate; the political ideologies or positions often classified either as "Left Wing" (consisting of secular/ atheist/ libertarian/ egalitarian/ socialist/ globalist ...
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In what way were the citizens of the Third Reich different from the citizens of other regimes, such that they were subject to reeducation? [closed]

In what way were the citizens of the Third Reich different from the citizens of other regimes, such that they were subject to reeducation? Specifically, what were the specific reasons cited by the ...
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Anti-immigration left-wing parties

Recently the long time left-wing German politician, Sahra Wagenknecht, formed a left-wing anti-immigration party.This is unusual, as the left is normally associated with pro-immigration policies. Are ...
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Alternative names for "new liberalism" and "neoliberalism" to avoid confusion

In oral discussion, the ideological designations "new liberal" and "neoliberal" are easily confused. Do one or both of these two ideologies have alternative names that are more ...
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What kind of government organization does Alain de Benoist seek?

Alain de Benoist's main focus is "identity". This article says that Alain de Benoist is both a "conservative and “socialist””. A wikipedia article says that he is also a radical ...
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Why are so many on the left in western countries so passionate about supporting Palestine (and being anti-Israel)? [duplicate]

This question is not a duplicate of Why does the left side with the Palestinians? because that question is merely about why the left sides with the Palestinians. That the left sides with the ...
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Are there any mass primitivist societies (i.e. population over a thousand people) that currently exist?

I know there are small communes and primitivist societies out there, but are there any primitivist societies in the modern world with a population of over one thousand people? Large uncontacted tribes ...
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left vs Right politics and liberal vs conservative [closed]

Can we say left means liberal and right means conservative ? In history we see lot of counterexamples.
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Why are communism and anarcho-communism not seen as extreme-reactionary?

Context It is a common usage to call some right-wing movements in Western countries "reactionary". See Wikipedia: In ideology, reactionism is a tradition in right-wing politics Reactionary ...
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Why free-market capitalism has become more associated to the right than to the left, to which it originally belonged?

If I am not mistaken, classical liberalism, among which economic liberalism (laissez-faire), was at the beginning supported by the left (Benjamin Constant 1767-1830, Alexis de Tocqueville 1805-1859, ...
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How is the term Fascism used in current U.S. political context?

Recent Italian political election brought to power three political parties which are generally referred to as “the Right”. The bigger party (headed by current PM Giorgia Meloni) is actually the one ...
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Why are American liberals more prone to in-fighting than conservatives? [closed]

In America at least, there tends to be far less unity within liberal factions when compared to conservative ones. One just has to point to the last few presidential elections. 2008: There was a ...
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Why did the leftists usually win in the media front and education system?

I recently read that less than 3% of Ivy League professors (from Harvard and Yale) are conservative; the vast majority are liberal or very liberal. Also, most influential media are left-leaning. There ...
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Who are modern ideologues/philosophers of Communism and how do they interpret Marx?

Communism remains a popular belief^1, despite the dismal performance of the Communist states in terms of public prosperity and human rights.^2 As far as I can judge, there are three currents in ...
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Why do the right claim that Hitler was left-wing? [closed]

This is taken from a speech by Adolf Hitler, April 12, 1921: There are only two possibilities in Germany; do not imagine that the people will forever go with the middle party, the party of ...
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Is this communist-like economic ideology already a thing?

Everyone knows what communism is, and generally in the real world it doesn’t work out for the people. Communism has many flaws and after a long while of thinking how these flaws can be fixed it became ...
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Just how important is Marxism within the China political system, and did the Chinese government ever do something against that ideology?

In modern China, Marxism is modified as the political ideology by the Chinese Communist Party to govern the party and the nation. The important concepts of Marxism, such as the ruling class and the ...
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Why do 3rd party voters in the US seem to lean right politically?

In the United States, there are 2 major political parties: the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. However, not every vote is cast for one of those parties when other candidates run. In ...
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What do woke and cancel groups call themselves?

I'm aware of "woke" and "cancel culture" being used by conservatives as pejorative terms and by others as non-pejorative attempts to describe the visible trend of fierce protest ...
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What are some criticisms of communism/socialism from a left wing perspective?

Typically, socialism and communism are criticized from a right wing perspective but I was curious on some left-wing critiques of socialism/communism. One source I found states Since the split of the ...
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What are the core universal differences between young and old people's political attitudes?

The global surveys support the intuition that young people are socially liberal, perhaps because of their higher openness to experience. However other trends seem harder to generalize. Although the ...
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Do major parties have explicit long-term agendas?

Major parties in two-party-dominated states (e.g. US and UK) have clear reputations, we can look at the laws they pass and listen to what pundits say about them. I have never read a manifesto (maybe I ...
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Did Twitter's unbanning of accounts equally unban left and right leaning accounts?

There is a lot of debate over Musk's recent actions with Twitter, which basically boils down to whether it is better allowing freedom of expression and/or countering Twitter's previous left leaning ...
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Were Bernie Sanders's primary voters really that socially progressive?

In Bernie Sanders's campaign for president, he focused on economic issues. One thing that I found strange following his style of campaigning is that he seemed to try to reach out to social ...
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Is ZEDE Honduras being ran explicitly for profit?

https://prospera.hn/?UTM=googleads In Since VOC and EIC, have there been countries run explicitly for profit? I asked if a country is explicitly run for profit. Many put horrible samples like Free ...
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Why was preaching ideology important for USSR/USA?

I am reading the Wikipedia page on the Cold War, where I found these lines The US government supported anti-communist and right-wing governments and uprisings across the world, while the Soviet ...
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What is the official, commonly accepted definition of a Nazi?

In the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, both sides call the opposite one 'Nazis'. Many politicians or even parties in the West which are not mainstream are also often called Nazis. The ...
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List of communist subdivisions in existing countries

Half a year ago I found a list of existing communist subdivisions in different countries, but now I cannot find it anymore. That list consisted of 7-10 entries, and definitely listed Kerala state in ...
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Why is the left/right spectrum defined so ambiguously? (Europe)

I am currently in Germany so my views are from an European perspective. I never could quite comprehend how the definitions of "left" and "right" are used here. Right seems to be ...
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Why are Progressive Democrats having more success in primaries than America First Republicans?

An interesting trend seems to be apparent in primaries in 2022 for various offices. It seems like Progressive Democratic primary challengers generally outperform America First Republican primary ...
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Why would far-left groups oppose Macron’s re-election?

As a background to this question, I know next-to-nothing about French politics other than briefly reading a few news articles about current events. In response to the re-election of Emmanuel Macron in ...
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Is there any far right president that improved a country? [closed]

I'm currently watching the french debates for the presidential election, and looking at Marine Le Pen (far right), I was wondering if there was any elected president considered far-right that improved ...
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How many traits of an ideology must someone showcase to receive the label of that ideology? [closed]

For example, the wikipedia entry for Nazism/National Socialism states: It incorporates fervent antisemitism, anti-communism, scientific racism, and the use of eugenics into its creed. Someone who ...
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What are "original struggles" according to the Belgian Ecolo party?

The name of the Belgian green party "Ecolo" stands for "Confederate Ecologists for the Organisation of Original Struggles" (Écologistes Confédérés pour l'organisation de luttes ...
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Is there any satirical political ideology? [duplicate]

Is there any political ideology created simply for humor? Or like a parody or for satire. If not, then maybe a fictional political party invented for such purposes? There is fictional disease - Ligma ...
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How do parliments in countries with Hemicycle shapes decide who is more left/right wing?

In governments with a hemicycle shaped parliment, left wing parties and right wing parties tend to sit on the side of the parliment that more closely matches their ideaology. However I was wandering ...
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Why are White Americans in the Southern region of the USA much more conservative and Republican than elsewhere?

Election results and polling show that White voters in the South are the most Republican and ideologically conservative in the entire country. This is especially evident in the votes cast in counties ...
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Why are PiS and Fidesz split over Russia (and Ukraine)?

Apparently formalizing an (EP) alliance between Poland's ruling party PiS and Hungary's ruling part Fidesz, despite numerous ideological similarities, might be held back by differences over Russia and ...
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How can the Harm Principle be adjusted to fit Social Democracy and Social Liberalism

Beyond Libertarianism: Interpretations of Mill's Harm Principle and the Economic Implications Therein The harm principle does not stipulate strict rights of the individual, applied uniformly. To ...
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What are some of the biggest differences between Germany's SPD and The Greens?

At glance, the SPD and green party in Germany seem to pursue agendas too similar for me to see the difference. What are some of the most prominent ones?
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What do people mean by "political alienation" when they cite it as the cause of extremist ideologies?

I hear the term "alienation" a lot when people theorize what is driving some towards extremist ideologies. But I'm not sure what the term actually means. Notably, people often describe young ...
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Are there any major left-wing conspiracy theories in the USA?

Related: Why does it seem like US conspiracy theorists are overwhelmingly Republican-oriented? The question above explores potential reasons why belief in conspiracy theories is more common among the ...
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Are people in hard science major more likely to be conservative rather than liberal? [closed]

This question ask if more educated people are liberal In the U.S., are people with more education more likely to vote liberal? A comment asks if people in hard science majors are more likely to be ...
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Is the Democratic Party pushing America to the left? [closed]

I watched a video that said that Republicans pushed the nation to the right. But I am getting the sense that Republicans are in a sense "maxed out" in pushing to the right ideologically. Are ...
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Why does gay marriage support seem to be "inversely" racially polarized particularly comparing White and Black Americans?

When voters are asked "do you support gay marriage", about 60% say yes. In addition it said only 50% of Black adults/reg voters support it, while 60% of white and Hispanic voters do. This ...
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Are there conservative/right-wing parties which propose space exploration?

Is there a conservative/right-wing party in the USA or Europe which plans space exploration? If there are many examples, I'm interested in which example came first chronologically. UPD: answers shold ...
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