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Meaning of New Left

New' Left'

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  1. (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, nonintervention in foreign affairs, and other major changes in the political, economic, social, and educational systems.
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