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  •  I very much disagree (8+ / 0-)

    That compass was created by libertarians and isn't really a great representation of the political spectrum.  That big problem with it is that it assumes that power only lays in the hands of the government, which is a libertarian assumption, when in reality there are many different kinds of power.

    There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Thu May 03, 2012 at 11:57:09 PM PDT

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    •  Excellent reply. That should be a whole diary (1+ / 0-)
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      dissecting the Political Compass and the beautiful job of spin through carefully framed questions that they do on the survey.

      That said, even that is more of a European Libertarian view than a US Libertarian view. US Libertarians are much more blatantly anti-egalitarian even than that.

      Cry, the beloved country, these things are not yet at an end.

      by rcbowman on Fri May 04, 2012 at 02:55:02 AM PDT

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    •  I don't think I agree with your assessment (1+ / 0-)
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      The terminology of the Compass might not be perfect (I disagree with the word "Left" in particular) but it seems to be the only one that makes any kind of sense.  It doesn't lump Anarchists in with Communists, for example, which is a common failing of others.  Are you perhaps thinking of the 'orthodox' Nolan Chart?  Whereas that one leaves no room for libertarian anti-capitalism, Political Compass sticks us in the bottom-left corner, equal to Communists, Fascists, and (capitalist) Libertarians.

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