A chart used to define your political affiliation. Revolutionary and Liberal are on the left, conservative and reactionary on the right. Left and Right derive themselves from pre-Revolution France, where at royal functions, the king's officals, those who didn't want change, were on the right, while those who pushed for change were on the left. The Political Spectrum is something that must be done away with as soon as possible, because it causes incredible amounts of conflict over differences of opinion. If the spectrum was destroyed, along with the concepts of liberal and conservative, people would be forced to actually listen to the issues and form their own opinions, not just go with their group's stances.
by Moses June 16, 2004
The spectrum in which you define your political stance.
by jpj June 11, 2004