I created this ‘political triangle’ based on a version I saw in Leon and Frances Louw’s book, South Africa: The Solution. I believe it quite accurately shows where libertarianism, classical liberalism and anarchy lies relative to the traditional left-right paradigm, and is superior to the circular, squar or linear version of the political compass.

Where do you stand?

Triangular political compass


Martin is a co-founder and the Editor-in-Chief for the Rational Standard. He is a Legal Researcher at the Free Market Foundation, the Academic Programs Director for Southern Africa at Students For Liberty and the Editor-in-Chief of Being Libertarian. Martin holds an LLB from the University of Pretoria.