The Political Spectrum is a book that will transform the way you understand politics. For years, we have been told that ideological battles are waged between the left and the right; we have been told that major parties must move into the ‘centre ground’ in order to win elections; and we have been told that any political party or movement that exists outside this norm will be unable to convince or be representative of the majority of voters.
The Political Spectrum challenges all these assumptions, presenting a totally new model for charting political ideologies, and how they relate to one another. In 2016, the traditional assumptions were shattered, leaving political experts confused as to what was happening and why. Conversely, the model found in The Political Spectrum enabled Jordan Gommer, its creator, to correctly predict the 2016 United States presidential election result in every state but one – a record unmatched anywhere on Earth.
The Political Spectrum will take you from the origins of politics, parliaments, and parties, through the evolution of ideologies and the models used to understand them, all the way to the present day, with this purpose in mind: for people to better understand what they and those around them believe, why they believe them, and how that plays out in the world of politics.
The Political Spectrum is a must-read for political junkies and newcomers alike, and will be out in 2017.