This is Ligonier's friendly neighborhood blog and an attempt to recapture our lively opinionated debates in a free speech zone.

Please join our conversations. Contributors welcome.


claysh@gmail.com

Friday, November 7, 2014

Conservative Libertarian Total-Isolationist Cosmopolitan Liberal...that's me! The link to "5 Dimensional Political Compass" is in the article.

We've all heard of "The World's Smallest Political Quiz", but are you ready for the strangest? Then I suggest you check out the "5 Dimensional Political Compass", which has been making the rounds, to much merriment, on Twitter today.
Because the survey measures attitudes in five different political dimensions—collectivism, authoritarianism, internationalism, tribalism, and liberalism—and applies a corresponding label to each, it ends up generating some pretty silly-sounding results. I, for instance, was deemed a Conservative Anarchist Isolationist Humanist Libertine. Reason magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Welch got Right-Leaning Anarchist Non-Interventionist Progressive. Former Reason staffer Cathy Reisenwitz was labeled a Centrist Anarchist Total-Isolationist Humanist Libertine.