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Liberals, Progressives and Socialists

Shufflegroove Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 11:31 AM
Nik, I agree. I've always thought the political spectrum should not be illustrated with the traditional linear (left/right) model or the Harris graph, but with a circle, like a clock. At the top (12) you have libertarianism, with the most freedom. Left (9) is where you have more social and less economic freedom, kind of where America is today. Right (3) is where you have more economic and less social freedom. And at the bottom (6) is totalitarianism. Here you have the least personal freedom, either socially or economically. This is the same result whether you call it "communism" or "fascism". Those terms only describe the direction you took to get there; the resultant daily life is the same.
OneForFreedom Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 11:39 AM
Check out www.politicalcompass.org - they just have Libertarianism at the bottom, and Fascism at the top, compared to what you want. And you can get a read on where you're at based on a test you can take.
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