“Left-right politics or the Left-right political spectrum is a common way of classifying political positions, political ideologies, or political parties along a one-dimensional political spectrum, with the far-left being radical, the Left liberal, the Right conservative, and the far-right reactionary.
The perspective of Left vs. Right is an imprecise, broad, dialectical interpretation of a set of factors or determinants. “The Left” and “The Right” are usually understood to represent polar opposites for each determinant, though a particular individual or party may take a “left” stance on one matter and a “right” stance on another." Wikipedia
As opposed to the RIGHT way of thinking, which some people see as quite WRONG.
“In politics, right-wing, rightist, the political right and the Right are terms applied to conservative and reactionary political positions. Originally, during the French Revolution, right-wing referred to seating arrangements in parliament; those who sat on the right supported the monarchy and aristocratic privilege.123 Today, the term right is used to describe political groups who stress the importance of conspects like nationalism, tradition, and/or religion and who oppose socialism and communism in favor of laissez-faire capitalism and free markets.4” from Wikipedia