Hegemony of the right

Definition of hegemony

The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines hegemony as:

… the dominance of one group over another, often supported by legitimating norms and ideas. The term hegemony is today often used as shorthand to describe the relatively dominant position of a particular set of ideas and their associated tendency to become commonsensical and intuitive, thereby inhibiting the dissemination or even the articulation of alternative ideas. The associated term hegemon is used to identify the actor, group, class, or state that exercises hegemonic power or that is responsible for the dissemination of hegemonic ideas

Facets of the right

The word which sounds ‘right’ is re-presented on the written page with two roots and two branches:

right: right not left hand.
● wright: arkwright, cartwright…., playwright, shipwrite – signifying craftmanship.
rite:  last rites, the sign of the cross with the right hand, Qu’ran in the right hand, reciting the Rosary with the right hand, “Heil Hitler!”     &nbspwith raised right arm.
● write: re-presenting, with pen, spoken words on the page.

Exemplars of the hegemony of the right


  • “To make the right decisions you need the right information to hand.” The Conversation Newsletter  (0n-line 5/12/2023)
  • “Are you alright?”
  • “Are they in their right minds?”
  • The right way at the right time and in the right order!

Implications and consequnces

The overarching implications and consequences of the mis-match between the writing and the wright hand are tabulated as follows

Problems within problems!

The core mind-body-mismatch problem lies within a greater problem

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Who can identify the wright-write mismatch?

In principle, anyone who knows what to look for!

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Mind-Body Mismatch

Institutional inertia

The discovery path

Awareness and Advocacy

Treatment and Implications

Identification and Support