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Can they be middle wingers, the third wing?

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on March 30, 1999 at 12:34:12:

In Reply to: Damned right-wingers . . . or is taht left-wingers posted by Joel Jacobson on March 30, 1999 at 12:18:09:

: Back in the eighties the "right-wing" governments in South America did not prohibit Marx from being read in the universities. He was not part of the state cirriculum, but also not on the banned list. However, John Stuart Mill with his ideas about the "marketplace of ideas" and "free speech" was prohibited.

: So, does this mean taht:

: a) these governments were really "left-wing"
: b) good ol' Karl was actually a "right-winger" and J.S. Mill a "left-winger"

I think they were neo capitalist right wing quasi liberal crypto communist psuedo anarchists.

In other words, wings are irrelevant but 'handy' labels, except to birds.

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