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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 06:31 PM
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34. political compass to the rescue
Edited on Tue Oct-09-07 06:32 PM by iverglas
"Left" and "right" can mean ... and be used to mean ... quite different things.

Two dimensions of meaning (there are more) are illustrated in the Political Compass's graphs.





Hitler was considerably farther "left", economically, than most current candidates for the presidential nomination of either US political party.


But sorry, you got this one wrong:

For example, Libertarians are pro-choice. They believe the state has no right to interfere with a woman's right to do what she wants with her body. Ron Paul is very much anti-war, and he was the Libertarian presidential candidate.

Ron Paul himself is virulently anti-choice. And being anti-war, in the present circumstances in the US, is no left/right litmus test, no matter what sense "left" and "right" are used in.


edit to add link: http://www.politicalcompass.org

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