'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


After Joe published a post entitled Fun with the Political Compass last week, a post about an online questionnaire that, upon completion, situates you upon a grid governed by left/right, libertarian/authoritarian axes, several of us discovered, quite predictably, that we find ourselves congregated in the left/libertarian quadrant, as reflected in the comments. But we did receive the following provocative question:

The basic problem is that the most promising box on the chart -- left authoritarian -- is completely empty. Where are the Leninists when we really need them?

Peter Principle | 08.26.07 - 10:09 pm | #

Well, Peter, turns out that you can find them pretty readily by checking out this post, Lenin: a political moderate and a humanitarian. Long time readers of this blog should be able to identify the source before clicking on the link.

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