New Left

New Left
noun Date: 1960 a political movement originating especially among students in the 1960s, favoring confrontational tactics, often breaking with older leftist ideologies, and concerned especially with antiwar, antinuclear, feminist, and ecological issues • new leftist noun, often capitalized N&L

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • NEW LEFT — NEW LEFT, the wave of left wing radicalism, which attracted many students and other young people in the U.S. and in Western Europe especially in the late 1960s. It had no consistent doctrine and embraced various ideologies, from the Maoist… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • New Left — New′ Left′ n. gov a political movement of the 1960s and 1970s that sought radical changes in the political, social, and economic system • Etymology: 1960 New′ Left′ist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • New Left — ☆ New Left n. a political movement that developed in the 1960s inEurope and the U.S. as a loose coalition of organizations, mainly of young people, seeking radical social and economic change …   English World dictionary

  • New Left — Herbert Marcuse, associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory, is celebrated as the Father of the New Left .[1] The New Left was a term used mainly in the United Kingdom and United States in …   Wikipedia

  • New Left — (Xinzuopai) The ‘New Left’ was invented as a label to stigmatize the group’s alleged ideological complicity with the state and was rejected by most of those so labelled. It is ‘new’ because it is independent from the old left of the Communist… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • New Left — The label commonly applied to humanist dissidents from communist parties and to followers of Western Marxism during the period of the Cold War. The contrast is with the Old Left; that is, pro Soviet and other traditional communist currents, such… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • New Left —    A radical political movement that originated in the United States (US) in the 1960s, especially among college students. Supporters were implacably opposed to the socalled military–industrial complex and US involvement in Vietnam and wanted to… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • New Left — New Leftist. (sometimes l.c.) a radical leftist political movement active esp. during the 1960s and 1970s, composed largely of college students and young intellectuals, whose goals included racial equality, de escalation of the arms race,… …   Universalium

  • New Left — Synonyms and related words: Jacobinism, Old Left, anarchism, anarcho syndicalism, criminal syndicalism, extreme left, extreme left wing, extremism, left wing extremism, nihilism, radicalism, radicalization, revolutionism, sans culotterie, sans… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • New Left — /nju ˈlɛft/ (say nyooh left) noun a left wing radical movement, especially such as arose in the early 1960s in various countries …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”