the faction representing extreme left-wing political views, often Marxist or Maoist in ideology.
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Origin of radical left
First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for radical left
Skilled, military-trained, nation-builders would replace accountability-challenged, radical-left commissars.Wingnuts Excerpt—The Hatriots: Armed and Dangerous|John Avlon|March 30, 2010|DAILY BEAST