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THE END! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
The old one-dimensional categories of 'right' and 'left', established for the seating arrangement of the French National Assembly of 1789, are overly simplistic for today's complex political landscape. For example, who are the 'conservatives' in today's Russia? Are they the unreconstructed Stalinists, or the reformers who have adopted the right-wing views of conservatives like Margaret Thatcher ?
On the standard left-right scale, how do you distinguish leftists like Stalin and Gandhi? It's not sufficient to say that Stalin was simply more left than Gandhi. There are fundamental political differences between them that the old categories on their own can't explain. Similarly, we generally describe social reactionaries as 'right-wingers', yet that leaves left-wing reactionaries like Robert Mugabe and Pol Pot off the hook.
I generally consider myself a political eclectic. I have strong liberal/progressive tendencies, but since I am not all that into blind trust or being led by a party line, I take the time to consider issues carefully and make up my own damn mind. I'm not a hippie, but I'm not Stalin either. At least I don't think so. Let's see how the test came out for me.That's about as much as we should tell you for now. After you've responded to the following propositions during the next 3-5 minutes, all will be explained. In each instance, you're asked to choose the response that best describes your feeling: Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree or Strongly Agree. At the end of the test, you'll be given the compass, with your own special position on it.
Northwest native Charles Peterson (b. 1964) is best known for his documentation of the music phenomenon known as "grunge," culminating in the critically acclaimed monograph "Touch Me I'm Sick" (powerHouse, 2003). Peterson's photographs have graced hundreds of record covers, and appeared in publications worldwide including the Village Voice, NME, The New York Times, Mojo, People, Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Fast Co, The Independent, Guitar World, and Newsweek. He has two previous monographs, "Screaming Life" (Harper Collins, 1995) and "Pearl Jam: Place/Date" (with Lance Mercer, Rizzoli/Vitalogy, 1997). In the spring of 2005 he had his first major exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk Virginia, and his photographs are featured in the permanent collection of Seattle's Experience Music Project (EMP). He is also with Getty Images and Retna Ltd. Peterson's book of breakdancing photos, "Cypher," was published in 2008 by powerHouse, and his work was recently featured in Seattle Art Museum's Kurt Cobain exhibit. "Come Out, Come Out Tonight" is Peterson's first permanent installation, and features images of notable Seattle musicians, miscreants, and raconteurs. For more information on his work, which includes images shot all over the world, please see www.charlespeterson.net.The place was hoppin' with lots of folks chowin' down slices of 'za and hoisting drinks while Peterson quietly talked with well-wishers near a booth in the back.