Re: Political Compass

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Mon Aug 27 2001 - 17:07:38 MDT

On Mon, Aug 27, 2001 at 11:02:43AM -0700, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> When I took the comprehensive political questionnaire that determines
> political ideology coordinates, and compares that to British politicians
> (OK, it's just another bogus test, but) I liked my result: Dead center between
> left and right, and two points closer to libertarian than authoritarian. For
> all I know, that's what they show for everyone who takes the test.
> So, how did you score?
About as far to the left as, but a tad more libertarian than, Tony Benn.

(Clue: Tony Benn MP, former Labour party minister, has been heard to
opine that being a minister is what led to his political radicalization.
He's a fine example of a left winger who is anything but a control
freak -- which puts him on the lunatic fringes of the Labour Party these
days, insofar as New Labour is Old Conservative, by any other name.)

-- Charlie

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