militarism militarism  /ˈmɪ lə tə ˌrɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a political orientation of a people or a government to maintain a strong military force and to be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests

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Usage(s):

  1. Most of the artists in these shows grapple with the same topics that capture news headlines Pakistani nationalism, militarism, the Taliban and state-sponsored terrorism.
  2. In 1979, then aged 31, she co-founded the Greens, a political organization that gathered movements opposed to pollution, discrimination and militarism into one unified party.
  3. This gulf between moralism and militarism narrowed in the 1980s and '90s.

News

  1. Panel: Catholics must make better connections between militarism, racism, poverty

    The Catholic community must be more forceful in making the connections between militarism, racism and poverty, the head of the country's largest Catholic peace organization said Sunday during a panel discussion, one of the activities this week in the nation's capital tied to observance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
    on August 28, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  2. Japan's Kono urges PM Abe to stop being coy over war dead shrine

    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should clarify whether he will visit a Tokyo shrine seen in much of Asia as a symbol of Japan's past militarism if he really wants to improve ties with China, a former moderate leader of Abe's party said on Wednesday. Chinese anger over Japanese politicians' visits to Yasukuni Shrine, where Japanese leaders convicted as war criminals by ...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Martin Luther King Jr. Foreshadowed His 'I Have A Dream' Speech On Meet The Press 50 Years Ago Today

    NBC has published a historic segment from it's archives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins on Meet the Press. King and Wilkins appeared on the stories news program in an attempt to dispel concerns of violence and militarism at the upcoming March on Washington.
    on August 25, 2013     Source: Business Insider

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Quotes

  1. Pulling no punches in his speech, King told his cheering congregation, "When machines and computers, property motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are...
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Martin Luther King Source: Online Athens

  2. "The July war proved that militarism and revenge are not the answer to instability; compromise and diplomacy are," Saniora wrote. "This should be the impetus for Israel to seek a comprehensive solution based on the Arab Peace Initiative."
    on May 11, 2007 By: Fuad Saniora Source: Washington Post

  3. "On Dr. King's birthday 40 years ago, he spoke on the triple evils of racism, capitalism and militarism," the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. told the NNPA News Service this week. "And today it's still racism, capitalism without checks and balances...
    on Jan 4, 2008 By: Jesse Jackson Source: The Wilmington Journal

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