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Left and right defined the 20th century. What's next?

By prospect   March 2007

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David Edgerton, academic

I suppose we have learnt that in the 20th century, lots of different deep-seated beliefs and ambitions about nations, empires, races, science and technology were inflected through a left/right divide, without that divide being…

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