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ab si looh tist

  • n  one who advocates absolutism
  • a  pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism

  • The American people are not absolutist, and they don't elect us to impose a rigid ideology on our problems.
  • As a civil liberties absolutist all I can do is shout at you, so I'll spare you.
  • White House officials consider his demands too absolutist and impractical.
News & Articles

  • Weighting mans' lives against dogs'
    How much is a dog's life worth? Less than a human life, obviously, but how much less? Would you kill 1,000 dogs to save one human? A million dogs? Perhaps you're an absolutist, and you'd sacrifice every dog in the world to save one person. But what if you weren't sure how many people you'd save? How many dogs would you euthanize for a 10 percent chance of saving one human?
    Sept. 20, 2013 - The Columbian

  • Frank Luntz in Washington Post
    There are too many public officials taking an absolutist position when they don't have to,Luntz says. "And they're taking it not because they want to, but because they're scared into doing it."
  • Yaron Brook in Bloomberg
    Ayn Rand has a kind of absolutist ethics,Brook said. "She believes in right or wrong, good and evil, but based on secular principles, not religious principles, and I think there's an appeal for that now."
  • Manuel Rosales in Bloomberg
    This is how everyone who walks the absolutist and authoritarian road begins, and it ends badly for all of them,Zulia state Governor Manuel Rosales, who won 37 percent of December's presidential vote, said in a televised speech.

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