THE NEW POLITICAL COMPASS
A radically new way of understanding politics and building winning coalitions.
On why the authors chose purple (hey, that's my color, too) for that I can only speculate. Probably the subtractive mixing of red and blue.
THE REASON WE CAN SUCCEED
What is as hopeful as the gravity of the crisis is the fact that a growing global population has emerged comprised of Cultural Creatives -- a group that only began to emerge in world culture fifty years ago but which now constitutes fully one third of the public in Europe, Japan and the United States. The implications of this emerging cultural and political force are as profound as the consequences of global warming are imminent. Cultural Creatives are having a profound influence in the marketplace and form a new voter constituency that is shifting the center of gravity for politics from center right to the center left and north. They are at the heart of the movement that just elected Obama.
So, you have two choices (at least)