When I was in school, we would frequently ask , ” Did you make the football team?” and the reply used to be, “I was left out”! from all those who didn’t. They of course punned on the common usage those days for the outside-left position amongst the attackers.
In those days, in the ’60s, and for the next few decades the Cold War raged. The entire world was pretty much split into two blocs : the West (primarily the US, UK, France) and those who supported their versions of democracy, and the Communist bloc ( principally the erstwhile USSR with its satellite countries, North Viet Nam, and China). Continue reading “Is The Left Getting Left Out?”