The Political Compass

  • Stephen Fry

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    There's abundant evidence for the need of it. The old one-dimensional categories of 'right' and 'left', established for the seating arrangement of the French National Assembly of 1789, are overly simplistic for today's complex political landscape. For example, who are the 'conservatives' in today's Russia? Are they the unreconstructed Stalinists, or the reformers who have adopted the right-wing views of conservatives like Margaret Thatcher ?

    On the standard left-right scale, how do you distinguish leftists like Stalin and Gandhi? It's not sufficient to say that Stalin was simply more left than Gandhi. There are fundamental political differences between them that the old categories on their own can't explain. Similarly, we generally describe social reactionaries as 'right-wingers', yet that leaves left-wing reactionaries like Robert Mugabe and Pol Pot off the hook.

    That's about as much as we should tell you for now. After you've responded to the following propositions during the next 3-5 minutes, all will be explained. In each instance, you're asked to choose the response that best describes your feeling: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree or Strongly Agree. At the end of the test, you'll be given the compass, with your own special position on


    So, go here, take the test, then post your results! Cute

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    May 8th, 2010 at 02:55pm
  • waits.

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    I'm pretty much your polar opposite. tehe XD
    May 8th, 2010 at 03:30pm
  • traceuse.

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    Your political compass
    Economic Left/Right: -5.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.21
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    I wish they'd had this when we were doing politics in school, it makes a lot more sense that what we learned. tehe
    May 8th, 2010 at 03:43pm
  • fooleish

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    Economic Left/Right: -3.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.90
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    This doesn't surprise me particularly much.
    May 8th, 2010 at 03:58pm
  • The Master

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    I'm extremely left-wing lmfao
    May 8th, 2010 at 04:14pm
  • Stephen Fry

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    I'm extremely left-wing lmfao
    We match tehe
    May 8th, 2010 at 04:25pm
  • The Master

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    We match tehe
    Oh, I would have never guessed that tehe
    May 8th, 2010 at 04:29pm
  • Stephen Fry

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    Oh, I would have never guessed that tehe
    It's quite strange - I always assumed my views were fairly central XD

    But then whenever I say anything about politic/art/etc., people seem a bit shocked by them, and I'm like "Wait, that's not what most people feel?".
    May 8th, 2010 at 04:30pm
  • The Master

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    It's quite strange - I always assumed my views were fairly central XD

    But then whenever I say anything about politic/art/etc., people seem a bit shocked by them, and I'm like "Wait, that's not what most people feel?".
    -shrugs-

    I kinda knew I was a bit of a left-winger so...yeah. I'm not very central.
    May 8th, 2010 at 04:32pm
  • Stephen Fry

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    The Doctor:
    -shrugs-

    I kinda knew I was a bit of a left-winger so...yeah. I'm not very central.
    This sounds really daft, but I until recently, I never realised that normal right wing people even...existed. Like, I had never met a Tory. Never.

    In Modern Studies, we were looking at the Individualist Model versus Collectivist and it was just a total mind-fuck. I suppose it's naive, but it just seems so....cold and senseless!
    May 8th, 2010 at 04:37pm
  • real big fan of you.

    real big fan of you. (100)

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    hm.
    well, i'm not going to bother with the actual pic, lol.
    but i got perfectly to the right. as expected.
    tehe
    May 8th, 2010 at 05:49pm
  • faramir

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    I'm not bothering with the picture. I was right near ghandi lmfao
    May 8th, 2010 at 05:56pm
  • Billie Joe Armstrong

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    Your political compass

    Economic Left/Right: -4.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.31
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    I'm in Dalai Lama territory. Nice Cool
    May 8th, 2010 at 10:51pm
  • die Bienen Knie

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    Economic Left/Right: -0.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 2.72

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    Huh...I'm pretty right wing...I guess it's just cus I'm fine with gays and porn. tehe
    May 8th, 2010 at 11:40pm
  • Stephen Fry

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    Me and Joan look so extreme XD tehe
    May 8th, 2010 at 11:45pm
  • The Rumor

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    I took the test and I'm in the green but I still have no idea what that means. xD
    May 9th, 2010 at 12:30am
  • rosewater tide.

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    Economic Left/Right: -1.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.46

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    May 9th, 2010 at 12:57am
  • ashtray girl.

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    May 9th, 2010 at 01:15am
  • hengstin.

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    May 9th, 2010 at 01:28am
  • She's A Genius

    She's A Genius (100)

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    Haha mine's nearly in the middle.

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    May 9th, 2010 at 01:54am