egalitarianism egalitarianism  /i ˌɡæ lə ˈtɛ ri ə ˌnɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality

Usage(s):

  1. Today Wales is celebrated as a champion of Internet-enabled egalitarianism.
  2. But the book has touched a nerve in Japan, where many feel economic reforms are destroying the country's egalitarianism, creating a nation of haves and have-nots.
  3. The romance with isms, with the secular religions of socialism, egalitarianism and totalitarianism, is dead.

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  1. Years later, in an open letter to his baby daughter, Julia, in Parade Magazine, Halberstam wrote: "I lost my innocence in Vietnam. Ideals of egalitarianism, I decided, were not easily exported and often the people in Washington most eager to export...
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: David Halberstam Source: Salt Lake Tribune

  2. In his classic book Men and Marriage, George Gilder argues, "Monogamy is egalitarianism in the realm of love."
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: George Gilder Source: National Review Online Blogs (blog)

  3. "We are not going to be all things to all people. There's no egalitarianism in high-performance sports," said Baumann as he was praised for his leadership talents and heralded by amateur sport's stakeholders, including the Canadian Olympic and...
    on Sep 27, 2006 By: Alex Baumann Source: Globe and Mail

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