Friday, November 03, 2006

Political Compass





Tired of the old conservative/liberal, right/left political spectrum? I know I am. Drawing political orientation on a line that runs from left to right along an x axis seems limiting. After all, Martin Luther King and Joseph Stalin might both be described as "left" but that's clearly not very descriptive.

The folks at Political Compass have a more complete system that includes the traditional left/right, as well as a y axis that goes from libertarian to authoritarian.

Guess where I landed.


6 comments:

Johnny Yen said...

Right near Groucho Marx?

lulu said...

I'm to the left of Ghandi

Bubs said...

I'm south and left of Ghandi. Which surprises me, given my love of retribution.

I suppose I can thank this administration for pushing me leftward and saving me from a life as a cranky cryptofascist.

Splotchy said...

I'm smack dab on Gandhi.

That's the name of my new autobiography, out next month from HarperCollins

Kate said...

What me more Left and more anarchist than Ghandi?

Say it ain't so!

LOL.

Coaster Punchman said...

Fun test - thanks for the tip. You got props over at CPW.