a graphic debate: liberals vs conservatives

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Friday, October 23rd, 2009

a graphic debate: liberals vs conservatives

every day and night, there’s a political war that takes place on network and cable television, pitting republicans and democrats, conservatives and liberals and certainly other oppositional euphemisms against each other. generally, it can be as mild as a unhelpful caricatures or as aggressive as an uninformed shouting match.

well, someone has come along and prettied up the debate. 🙂

i swiped this graphic from bryan jones’ extraawesome.com (via dataviz) and it lays out the polar viewpoints in both a graphically beautiful and helpfully insightful way. certainly, one could argue that this uses a handful of terms a little too simplistically, but nevertheless, it helps to makes sense of—if nothing else—the cultural and sociological forces that drives the left vs right debate.

so, check it out and see what you think. (click to see it larger)