It can be hazardous to over-generalize, but right-wing scholarship is often centered on conspiracies, while left-wing scholarship is more interested in the structural aspects of our systems workings.
I had some spiritual training that was useful later on, but I was like most people of my age, assimilating my indoctrination.
I kept my eyes open to see how closely reality matched my ideals, because I needed to honestly believe in my ideals.
I was taught that the Soviets were the bad guys, and my family generally supported politicians from the Democratic Party.
My father was rather outraged when Nixon won the presidency in 1968, and I was saddened when Reagan beat Carter in 1980.
Then I met Dennis Lee and was able to live my dreams of trying to bring alternative energy to the world.