James Burnam's liberal-conservative-reactionary test
Paul K. has found James Burnam's liberal-conservative-reactionary test (in an article in The New Criterion) and sent it along. As Paul notes, "Except for a few anachronisms, it's surprisingly apt." Here is the test, plus Burnham's lead-in and follow-up paragraphs, from Suicide of the West, pp. 39-42:
It is not too difficult to devise a fairly accurate diagnostic for liberalism. In individual and group experiments over the past several years I have often used, for example, the following set of thirty-nine sentences. The patient is merely asked whether he agrees or disagrees with each sentence--agrees or disagrees by and large, without worrying over fine points.
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