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    firebrand leftist

    Visiting Bolivia, the firebrand leftist leader said that capitalism was "the road to hell".
    [Source : BBC NEWS | Americas | Chavez launches biting US attack]

    What does `firebrand leftist' mean in this sentence?

    Please explain it.

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    Re: firebrand leftist

    'radical and inflammatory socialist'

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    Re: firebrand leftist

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'radical and inflammatory socialist'

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    Thank you Bobk.
    But really I can't understand it.
    Because even after referring to dictionary, I can't grasp
    What you mean (radical and inflammatory socialist)


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    Re: firebrand leftist

    radical = politically extreme
    inflammatory = arousing or intended to arouse angry or violent feelings.
    Socialist = someone who believes that the means of production, distribution should be held by the community, not the individual

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    Re: firebrand leftist

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    radical = politically extreme
    inflammatory = arousing or intended to arouse angry or violent feelings.
    Socialist = someone who believes that the means of production, distribution should be held by the community, not the individual
    Thanks.

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