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 final year law student at the University of Pretoria and the Academic Programs Director for Students For Liberty in Southern Africa (www.studentsforliberty.org/africa/). He is a co-founder and editor of the Rational Standard and the Editor-in-Chief of Being Libertarian (www.beinglibertarian.com).

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