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Posted By: Teresa
15-Sep-04 - 09:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: NON-Partisan political comments
Subject: RE: BS: NON-Partisan political comments
Here are a couple of things I find interesting:

The Pournelle Political axis
"Some years ago I set out to replace the old model with one that made more sense. I studied a number of political philosophies and tried to see what underlying
concepts separated them from their political enemies. Eventually I came up with two variables. I didn't then and don't now suggest these two are all there
is to political theory. I'm certain there are other important ones. But my two have this property: they map every major political philosophy and movement
onto one unique place.

The two I chose are "Attitude toward the State," and "Attitude toward planned social progress"."

The Political Compass, which even has an interesting quiz, and parallels Pournelle's thinking.