Old Dawg Wrote:
Jun 12, 2012 8:10 AM
Many more years ago than I care to count, my high school civics teacher suggested that instead of placing political actors on a straight line extending from the far left to the far right, it would be more accurate to place them on a circle. In this model extreme socialists and fascists would clump together at the bottom of the circle (six o'clock), and what we call libertarians today would be located at the top (twelve o'clock). Along both sides would be arrayed the various gradations of left and right wing politics, so - for example - American Republicans would gravitate to the middle-right (three o'clock) and American Democrats would aggregate on the middle-left (nine o'clock). *******