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Right, time for May’s Political Compass. It comes at a particularly lovely (if busy – exams) time, as I’ve just…well, read.

I’ve also, if I’ve posted this at the right time, just hit 10,000 posts on twitter! What synchronicity.

So, here goes.

Hmm…. a little more economically left and socially liberal. I seem to drift around a few squares, but I’m starting to find exactly where I lay.

I’d always support my country, whether it was right or wrong.
Disagree -> Strongly Disagree

No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it’s foolish to be proud of it.
Strongly Disagree -> Disagree

Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races.
Disagree -> Strongly Disagree

These three are causing me quite a lot of trouble. I think it, essentially, stems from the fact that, intuitively, they’re horrendous aggressive-nationalist things to say, but, actually, they’re either a) not that bad or b) have liberal interpretations.

No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding.
Disagree -> Strongly Disagree

I think that an independent media is utterly crucial. Yes, government funding is always a concern. Look at Al Jazeera’s slow drift from critic of Middle Eastern politics to media relations officers for Qatar’s foreign ministry. But, in  principle, I’m firmly in favour of the need for an independent broadcaster.

Well, that’s it for another month. Who knows where I’ll be in June!

Political Compass – January

One plan for the next year is to do a monthly try on http://www.politicalcompass.org – chart my political development and see if there’s any difference over the months…

So, here’s my first of the year!

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