Here's an interesting little tool to help determine one's political compass, transcending the traditional one dimensional left-right line. Fundamental political differences cannot be reflected on a single line, neither can differences of opinion on social or economic policies.
The political compass address these issues and proposes a two dimensional approach, where economic and social policies appear on two different axes.
Here are my results:
Economic Left/Right: -5.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -4.21
This places me somewhere in between Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama…
Not bad company!
Check it out at http://www.politicalcompass.org/