I am a teacher and student of politics. My educational background is largely in political theory and philosophy. I am fortunate to be working in my field. I currently teach government survey courses at Mountain View College in Dallas, but previously I taught at North Lake College in Irving TX, Tarrant County College-NW in Fort Worth TX, and Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch TX.
I shall largely dispense with excessive personal material, for this weblog is not about me, but the work I'm doing.
I seek to develop a rubric whereby I may submit various political actors to a test of ideological preference. This test must be:
1.accurate enough to serve as a “yardstick” by those interested in discerning political ideologies,
2.reliable enough to provide a means by which interested observers may make an informed political decision regarding political candidacies or political speech, and to advise caution when an extremist ideological position is indicated,
3.flexible enough to apply to a broad range of individuals who publish their political opinions, and
4.simple enough to be applied and interpreted by a non-academic audience.
With these four directions in mind, the character of this page is set.
The image above represents the eight quadrants of political-ideological (LEO) space:
1. L+E+O+ (Standard Ideological Preference)
2. L-E+O+ (Anti-libertarian)
3. L+E-O+ (Anti-egalitarian)
4. L-E-O+ (Anti-libertarian and Anti-egalitarian)
5. L+E+O- (Anti-establishmentarian)
6. L+E-O- (Anti-communitarian)
7. L-E+O- (Anti-libertarian and Anti-establishmentarian)
8. L-E-O- (Universal Opposition)
Most ideological preferences found in only 1st region