ideology

01. His belief in communist [ideology] has suffered somewhat with the collapse of the regimes of Eastern Europe.
02. North Korea has traditionally followed the [ideology] of the Soviet Union in its form of communism.
03. The [ideological] differences in the party have resulted in divisions that may actually result in an eventual split.
04. We share the same basic political philosophy even though we have some [ideological] differences.
05. Capitalist [ideology] does not necessarily have to mean that the poor are left entirely on their own.
06. [Ideological] differences within the party have grown substantially since their loss in the recent election.
07. [Ideologists] within the party have different interpretations of the direction they should take in the next election.
08. The grass roots of the party appear to be [ideologically] opposed to the centrist approach of the leader.
09. In his 1965 study, John Porter concluded that the corporate elite in Canada was more powerful than the political, labor, bureaucratic, or [ideological] elites.
10. Edward Abbey once noted that growth for the sake of growth is the [ideology] of the cancer cell.
11. Because Western civilization has long been dominated by Christianity, it is not surprising that many social movements and [ideologies] which describe an ideal future are influenced by Christian thought.
12. Revolutionary hero Che Guevara developed his communist [ideology] while travelling through South America, where he witnessed the poverty and exploitation of the common people.
13. Eugene Ionesco once observed that [ideologies] separate us, but dreams and anguish bring us together.
14. The meeting of Mikhail Gorbachev and the Pope in December of 1989 was described as the end of 72 years of Kremlin atheist [ideology].
15. Muammar Gaddafi used oil funds during the 1970s and 1980s to promote his unique political [ideology] outside Libya.

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  • Ideology — I de*ol o*gy, n. [Ideo + logy: cf. F. id[ e]ologie.] 1. The science of ideas. Stewart. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metaph.) A theory of the origin of ideas which derives them exclusively from sensation. [1913 Webster] Note: By a double blunder in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ideology — (n.) 1796, science of ideas, originally philosophy of the mind which derives knowledge from the senses (as opposed to metaphysics), from Fr. idéologie study or science of ideas, coined by French philosopher Destutt de Tracy (1754 1836) from idéo… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ideology — was first used in the later 18c in the meaning ‘the science of ideas’, and has since filled a much needed role as a term free of religious and spiritual connotations to denote ‘a system of ideas forming the basis of an economic or political… …   Modern English usage

  • ideology — index theory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ideology — UK US /ˌaɪdiˈɒlədʒi/ noun [C or U] (plural ideologies) POLITICS ► a particular set of ideas and beliefs, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based: »The President called for better relations with countries whose… …   Financial and business terms

  • ideology — [n] beliefs articles of faith*, credo, creed, culture, dogma, ideas, outlook, philosophy, principles, system, tenets, theory, view, Weltanschauung*; concepts 688,689 …   New thesaurus

  • ideology — ► NOUN (pl. ideologies) 1) a system of ideas and ideals forming the basis of an economic or political theory. 2) the set of beliefs characteristic of a social group or individual. DERIVATIVES ideological adjective ideologically adverb ideologist… …   English terms dictionary

  • ideology — [ī΄dē äl′ə jē, id΄ēäl′ə jē] n. pl. ideologies [Fr idéologie: see IDEO & LOGY] 1. Archaic the study of the nature and origin of ideas 2. thinking or theorizing of an idealistic, abstract, or impractical nature; fanciful speculation 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Ideology — An ideology is a set of beliefs, aims and ideas, especially in politics. An ideology can be thought of as a comprehensive vision, as a way of looking at things (compare Weltanschauung), as in common sense (see Ideology in everyday society below)… …   Wikipedia

  • Ideology —    In the Communist Manifesto (1848) Karl Marx writes, “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas,” and this is a key aspect of his theory of ideology. For Marx ideology is both a distorted view of reality and a view that… …   Historical dictionary of Marxism

  • ideology — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dominant, prevailing ▪ official ▪ competing, opposing ▪ They are divided by opposing ideologies. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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