Mapping the Political Space – Part III: Enlightenment and Romantic Aesthetics

As part of my series on mapping the political space, I talk about two intellectual periods, the Enlightenment and the Romantic movement, that embody and inspire two clusters of aesthetics. I go over how both of these aesthetics can be used for good or ill, and discuss how these aesthetics are adopted by various political ideologies/camps.

Mapping the Political Space – Part II: The Triangle Map

I present a Triangle Map that sorts ideologies based on their orientation toward equality, freedom, and tradition. This yields 27 ideologies that span a larger part of the political space than previous visualizations. For each ideology, I present a diagram that shows similar and dissimilar ideologies. I also project the 27 ideologies into 2-D space as another way to visualize distance.