Political Spectrum Essay

Read the article by Timothy Ferris, “Conservative is not Opposite Liberal, That’s Totalitarianism”Preview the document(also available online (Links to an external site.)). Using the book and the internet, construct and analyze political spectra

Draw a one-dimensional political spectrum and label the spectrum using one of the following:

use political parties to detail the spectrum (Libertarians, Democrats, Republicans, Green Party, Tea Party/Reform Party, Progressives/Liberals, Conservatives, Fascists, Communists, and Socialists)
OR, use political topics to detail the spectrum (economics, power, equality and hierarchy, liberalism, democracy, etc)
OR, use political issues to detail the spectrum (abortion, same-sex rights, gender politics, guns, law enforcement, environment, voting, budget, morality, etc)
you can hand-draw and scan the diagram
you can use software to construct the diagram
Next, Draw a two-dimensional political spectrum (like Ferris) and label the same parties/issues as above on this spectrum
you can use Ferris’ diagram, someone else’s, or your own 2-D spectrum or shape
if you use someone else’s idea from the internet, give them credit for their diagram
Finally, compose an essay that introduces, explains, and analyzes both spectra.
explain each spectra and how it works
compare and contrast the two spectra
in the conclusion determine the usefulness of each spectrum, or which spectrum is better

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