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The general consensus among political scientists is that "left wing" includes liberals, progressives, socialists and communists, and the "right wing" includes conservatives, traditionalists, reactionaries and fascists. P... More »

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According to The Political Compass, the left-right political spectrum generally implies a collectivist versus libertarian view of economic policy, respectively. However, it is also suggested that the left-right political... More »

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Modern liberals place great emphasis on rational social planning and the use of government to solve social ills; conservatives emphasize the importance of tradition and spontaneous order; moderates are individuals whose ... More »

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The major ideological difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals favor expanded government intervention in peoples' affair while conservatives tend to want to limit it. Liberals believe that bigger go... More »

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Key differences between liberals and conservatives focus on their differing views on ideal size of government, public spending, social policies and use of military force. In general, liberals prioritize programs and poli... More »

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Progressives were reformers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who believed in creating a "new" America, a new order to replace the old order that didn't have to deal with the economic, political and cultural chan... More »

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The central belief of Progressivism was that concerted effort was necessary to cure the social, political and economic ills affecting Americans society around the turn of the 20th century. These ills had largely been bro... More »

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