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.