A Critique of the Political Compass

The Political Compass Quiz is a near-ubiquitous tool of the online political blogosphere. It allows people to communicate their views in a succinct, visual style, and it has spawned countless memes poking fun at the many corners and regions of its 20 x 20 grid. However, looking at the Compass’ questions (and at the evident … Continue reading A Critique of the Political Compass

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The Case for Classical Liberalism

Liberalism today is associated with social liberalism and social democracy, yet it is a word which once was representative of liberty in both the cultural and economic sense. To fully understand what liberalism represented, it is important to understand its effect on modern society. In the 17th century in England, the ideas of early liberalism … Continue reading The Case for Classical Liberalism

Against Nationalism: How Nationalism is Un-American

In the course of the past couple of years, the United States and the world at large have held a renewed interest in nationalism. Whereas it was the Left who reacted against the globalization of the 1990s, the story of 21st Century globalization under the internet has been protested the most by people on the … Continue reading Against Nationalism: How Nationalism is Un-American

The Alternative Right and Assad

The Alternative Right has certainly been active force over the past two years. After Hillary Clinton publicized the Alt-Right in an August speech, the group has become a routine part of national political discourse. Steve Bannon, the former editor in chief of Breitbart, which he once described as “a platform for the alt-right” became part … Continue reading The Alternative Right and Assad