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  • Some but not all were children of Old Left families, whose activism was in keeping with family values.

    Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

  • While Cohn-Bendit helped to give rise to a kind of French New Left in the 1960s, he may now be helping to definitively do in the one remaining sizeable structure of the Old Left in France.

    The French Left and the European Elections

  • I'm one of those old enough to have been college age (roughly) when Tom Hayden and others formed the New Left (Old Left was those folks who remembered FDR and the debates of the 1930s).

    BlueOregon

  • The DINOs will be in a bind if things get too heated; they'll want to nip the excesses of the New Left which might cause some damage to the economy - & by extension their own financial interests - but resist any strengthening of Old Left idealism which at some point would clash with DINO Realpolitik.

    Red Mass Group - Front Page

  • Mr. Levine studied with the Abstract Expressionist teacher Hans Hofmann, but ultimately rejected abstract fashion, which maybe had something to do with that family-bred loyalty to Old Left tastes, and with all those Communist pamphlets he saw growing up, illustrating beefy workers battling fat-cat capitalists.

    NYT > Home Page

  • But he is also an example of the calcification of Old Left doctrine that never seems to break finally and disappear in the euphemistic dustbin of history.

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  • (or stench) of Old Left romanticism attached to his name. privacy policy.

    Macleans.ca

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