I’ve always thought of the left as the people who want change and the right as people who prefer the current institutions that govern society. I think that was the relationship between left and right during the time of the French Revolution. It is true that the left during the time of the French Revolution wanted a free society but Today, the left are more concerned with equality than freedom. Since equality and freedom are negatively correlated in their relationship, the push for equality has resulted in a loss of freedom. I’m using equality in the context of wealth redistribution.