from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ideology of the political left.
- n. Belief in or support of the tenets of the political left.
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- n. Belief in the principles of left-wing politics.
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- n. the ideology of the political left; belief in or support of the tenets of the political left
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About the only thing that excommunicates him from leftism is raging homophobia.
Obviously it has to do with conservative contempt for what they perceive as refined culture, and the arts (artists being after all mostly “radicals” and “revolutionaries” as the old stereotype goes), the boogeyman of the French Revolution and revolutionary leftism is in there somewhere, the conservative sense of the French as ‘effeminate’, & too latin, is also in there.
I think that an MRV perspective on academic leftism is to say that notwithstanding the mission of academicians to seek truth, politically they have no more motivation to be rational than anyone else.
I suppose you could have Leftist Statism; and you could have Fascist Statism; but no, leftism is not about fascist statism.
What we are trying to get at in discussing leftism is not so much movement or an ideology as a psychological type, or rather a collection of related types.
Not only in our own history, but in the history of the world … A wave of anti-American leftism is sweeping Latin America.
Steve, Democrats aren't liberal anymore and conservatives are not helping leftists get elected; look at the national trend; leftism is a dying ideology.
AP said "Democrats aren't liberal anymore and conservatives are not helping leftists get elected; look at the national trend; leftism is a dying ideology."
American leftism is completely based on lies, and the left in reality hates free speech.
This kind of international circling of the dictatorial wagons is to be expected from a mostly undemocratic body like the U.N., but change has indeed come to Washington when even the United States cannot differentiate between illiberal Latin American leftism and real democracy.