Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Political Spectrum

There are lots of places on the internet to learn about the political spectrum, political philosophies, political parties, and news items related to politics and elections. Put some of these words (political, spectrum, etc.) into a web search and see what turns up. What great sites did you find or would you use? Leave a comment.

Although some of the questions are hard to answer, the quiz at www.politicalcompass.org/ will help you determine where you might be placed on the political spectrum. I think the results tend to skew a bit towards the left.

Here's a political spectrum chart that you can use to locate political parties, ideas, debates, and historic events. You can compare it with one that has been filled out, probably by an American college student taking political science.

Egypt Protests Interactive Map