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.

What’s the Matter with Kansas? (2004)

This book puts forward the argument that the right's political strategy since the '60s has been built on fanning class resentment but disguising it as a culture war. The result is a cycle of backlash against "liberal elites" that pushes U.S. politics rightward each time it occurs. Its analysis and predictions are particularly insightful in light of the last election.