Legacies of the Revolution—Right to Left
Lecture no. 11 from the course: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas
Taught by Professor Lawrence Cahoone | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Where do the political terms “right” and “left” come from? Find out here, in a lecture that explores powerful 19th-century thinkers on both sides of the spectrum, whose reactions to the polarizing French Revolution helped pave the way for more extreme conservatism and anarchist socialism that lasted throughout the century.