internationalism internationalism  /ɪn tər ˈnæ ʃə nə ˌlɪ zəm/


  1. (n) the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
  2. (n) quality of being international in scope


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  1. But New York's internationalism forced me to rethink my nativist aesthetic.
  2. Bin Laden issued his Declaration of War on America in 1996--at the height of the Clinton Administration's hyperapologetic, good-citizen internationalism.
  3. But New York's internationalism forced me to rethink my nativist aesthetic.


  • GOP turmoil brewing over foreign policy, Obamacare

    A combination of early presidential maneuvering and internal policy debate is feeding yet another iteration of that media perennial: the great Republican crackup. GOP isolationists dominated until Pearl Harbor and then acquiesced to an activist internationalism during the Cold War because of a fierce detestation of communism. [...] 12 years into that era — after Afghanistan and Iraq, after drone ...
    on September 11, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News


  1. "My approach is hardheaded internationalism," Brown said, according to limited speech extracts released in advance by his office. "Global challenges need global solutions and nations must cooperate across borders - often with hardheaded...
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Vice President Mahama said this during the closing ceremony of the Kwame Nkrumah Centenary Colloquium dubbed "Contemporary Relevance of Kwame Nkrumah's contribution to Pan-Africanism and Internationalism."
    on May 25, 2010 By: John Dramani Mahama Source: Ghana News Agency

  3. "There is just a gulf between what David Cameron stands for and what I stand for in terms of values, in terms of internationalism, in terms of fairness, in terms of progressive tax reform, in terms of political reform, in terms of simply living in...
    on May 1, 2010 By: Nick Clegg Source: Wall Street Journal

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