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the legislature of France 1789–91.
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Why Do “Left” And “Right” Mean Liberal And Conservative?
During election seasons the words left and right denote political affiliation more than spatial direction. But where do these associations come from? The left hand has long been associated with deviance. The word “sinister” originally meant “to the left” in Latin. The word “left” comes from the Old English word lyft, which literally meant “weak, foolish.” To avoid the negative and superstitious associations of the …
What’s A Bastille?
On Bastille Day, the world parties in the name of France. Do you know what makes Bastille Day so important— for France and the history of all democracies?
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