Lets begin by showcasing the incorrect political spectrum and why it is broken. (Special thanks to Hazlnut for the image ) If we look closely at this chart we will notice that both the Right and Authoritarian vertices are sub-labled as "(conservative)." This of course would effectively make the upper-right quadrant of the chart self-contradicting, as any form of authoritarianism cannot coexist with libertarianism. Simply put, they are polar opposites. Thus rendering this chart broken and useless. A much simpler and accurate way of describing a political spectrum would be by government control, with each extremity of the spectrum being polar opposites to each other. Like SniperFire put it; So lets start off by identifying forms of government and list them according to the level of control they possess. So if we were to make a political spectrum classifying ideologies into this format, we'd have something along the lines of this: Sources: Political "Left" and "Right" Accurately Defined An Objective Political Spectrum: 100% Pro-Choice Means 100% Moral Government - Forbes And now with pictures. This is the most accurate way of representing each political leaning's current ideology.