This site is concerned with the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ of contemporary politics. The focus is on the mostly ignored motivational/psychological factors which drive the political Left and Right. In general, the Left seeks equality of socioeconomic condition for the masses requiring a large and authoritive government. The Right is focused on preserving maximum liberty for the individual citizen with minimal government interference. The two world views tend to be mutually exclusive. One increases at the expense of the other. It is from this broad philosophical conflict that political conflict arises as it has since the time of the French Revolution. I am a retired engineer and I write from a Conservative bias.