Revolt, red, and nudity

by Lorenzo Piccoli

A survey appeared on the Nouvel Observateur of October 1993. It reported the results from an opinion poll conducted among twelve hundred people describing themselves as on the left. They had been sent a list of two hundred ten words and had been asked to underline the ones they found attractive. A few years earlier the same poll had been taken, producing eighteen words on which left-wingers agreed; but in 1993 the words that touched the heart of the left-wingers were down to three, and they were: revolt, red, and nudity.