The Political Compass
… but this time around, doesn’t name it!
Twenty years ago The Guardian, along with many international media, applauded The Political Compass. (This is great. The creators have updated the measure of political persuasion) Years later another Guardian writer commented To understand the appeal of UKIP, it helps to think about the four quadrants of The Political Compass and columnist Jeanette Winterson wrote This is a thoughtful and intelligent website that is worth a visit.
So imagine our surprise when, on 12 May 2021, a Guardian commentator, Lee de Wit, came up with an idea about politics needing two dimensions! Our very point, which we’ve been putting into practice for years with our electoral charts for the UK and other countries. Dominic Cummings is quoted along similar lines in the piece, apparently unaware that Boris Johnson long ago acknowledged our work and described it as ‘fascinating’.
The article is here.
and here are some of our reviews: