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Work out where you stand with a Political Compass

May 10th, 2005 · No Comments

politicalcompass.jpgWhat are your politics? Are you more ‘right wing’ than Margaret Thatcher? More ‘left’ than Gandhi?

Some people believe that ‘left’ and ‘right’ are words that should be left right out of political discussion. They are outdated terms, it has been argued, that have little use. So what next? Some political thinkers are advocating what they call a Political Compass, in which people’s political perspectives are neatly ‘nominalized’ and charted on an axis.

How the Political Compass works: After answering a six page questionnaire, your political perspective is summed up in two numbers and plotted on a graph. An attempt is then made to show where various prominent political leaders fit on that same graph.

Give yourself a political label here:
Political Compass

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