I’m not suggesting that textbooks in this country are biased and driven by a political agenda, but I’m looking for another satisfactory explanation for the following definitions in a textbook I’ve been given to teach history.
Socialism: movement to make the country fully democratic, with equal rights for everyone
Left-wing: believing that society should be made more equal
Right-wing: believing that the country should be strong and that ordinary people should have little or no power
Why, how could I think that somebody (like author Andrew Boxer) has a “Left-wing good/Right-wing bad” or “Socialism good/Capitalism bad” message they are trying to get across to 14- to 16-year-olds? Of course he never comes out directly and says it. He doesn’t need to, really.