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

By prospect   March 2007

E Fabio Arcangeli

Left/right will continue to exist, although with new meanings:

– left might come to mean dissatisfaction with unilateralism and empires in general, and assume a spiritual flavour, aiming to go beyond the shortcomings of modernity: secularisation and lack of values, empathy, and compassion.

– right might become an imperial and postmodern, realpolitik and fully secularised perspective; if so, there will be at least two rights: pro-US and pro-China one; during the century, the balance will shift between the two.

Ian Christie The major fault lines will be between the Ultra-Haves, the At-Risk-Haves and the Have-Nots, and…

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