Horseshoe Theory is an idea in political science. It says the Far-right is more similar to the Far-left than to the center-right and the Far-left is more similar to the Far-right than it is to the centre-left. Horseshoe Theory is often used as argument for the centrism.
The name Horseshoe Theory comes from the idea that politics is not a straight line from left to right but bent like a horseshoe so that the two ends (the far-left and the far-right) share more similarities with each other than compared to the middle (centrism).
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- Noah Berlatsky (February 9, 2018). "Let's Put an End to 'Horseshoe Theory' Once and for All". Pacific Standard. Retrieved February 7, 2021.