I think you might find this helpful. It certainly opened my eyes. In my opinion, properly understood, the spectrum should be seen as; Free society(left) and Controlled Society(right). In modern times we find the leftist and the rightist are all far to the right. Oddly enough, I don’t think it is unreasoned to say the leftists may be further to the right than the rightist. Consider the democrats and republicans, left and right they say. Well, where does the libertarian go, in the center? Whatever the difference between their stated goals the modern left and right both seek the state to accomplish them. You wouldn’t expect to find between state and state, no-state. Clearly we are not a mid road between the two.