The Best Guide I've Ever Found to the Political Spectrum

From Mad magazine in 1972


In four decades, Cracked will actually be better than Mad? What, me worry?

From 1972, here is Mad magazine's tour of the political spectrum: a birdwatcher's guide to the traits and habits of liberals, leftists, New Left extremists, conservatives, reactionaries, and right-wing militants. Many of the jokes are dated, but of course that's part of the fun.

(I first read this when I was around 14 years old. It may have had an undue level of influence on my perception of American politics.)