centrism centrism


  • (n) a political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of left and right by taking a moderate position or course of action


  1. Centrism's institutional triumphs have been won mainly if not entirely within the Democratic Party.
  2. But Obama's sudden social centrism would sound more convincing in a different context.
  3. Some liberal Democrats in Connecticut have long been frustrated by Lieberman's centrism.


  • Kitzhaber announces bid for historic 4th term

    PORTLAND -- Citing a track record of centrism, John Kitzhaber said he would ask voters for 'one last term' as Governor, during a press conference Monday. If elected he would be the first person to ever hold the Oregon office four times. "Four years ago our state was a polarized state with an uncertain future," Kitzhaber said. "Our legislature was divided, facing high unemployment and a $3.5 ...
    on December 9, 2013     Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland

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  1. Merkel said Germany needed "a policy of moderation, centrism and practical reason" to face what economists say could be the worst downturn since the Great Depression in the 1930s.
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Angela Merkel Source: AFP

  2. Vermont's Senator-elect Bernie Sanders, officially an Independent, said: "There is one point I want to make clear because all too often I see this discussion of progressivism vs centrism as merely one of gaining tactical advantage in an election. I...
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: Bernard Sanders Source: Political Cortex

  3. "There are clear systemic defects and above all NATO-centrism, which in effect mitigate against creating a real, universal mechanism of collective security in the Euro-Atlantic area," Lavrov said in the address to students at an institute for...
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: Hürriyet

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