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with civil liberties." This pattern of variables has been interpreted as indicative of an underlying "liberalism" factor--so named because of the predominance of variables associated with classical liberal values. These variables, which are noted in the table, are intercorrelated more closely among themselves than they are with those in the left-right or "Marxism" factor. "Supranational integration" stands aloof on a factor of its own, not associating with either subcluster of variables. Somewhat surprisingly, the same is true of "national integration," which appears on a separate factor after rotation disentangles it from the other variables. "Anticolonialism," on the other hand, is undecided about its proper place, loading about equally across all four factors.

A great deal more deserves to be said about the interrelationships among these variables. But enough has been said, I hope, to be encouraging about their potential for the comparative analysis of political parties.

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